Biker Smashed In Spain During Failed Double Flip

Australian motocross racer Cam Sinclair remains hospitalized after a jump attempt during an event in Spain went terribly awry.

Cam Sinclair

BITTEN & BOUND reports that during the Red Bull X-Fighters event in Madrid this weekend, Sinclair was trying to pull off a double backflip. Unfortunately, he under rotated, and his body smashed into the ramp instead of his bike wheels. Video after the jump.

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Tour de France Spectator Hit, Killed By Motorcycle

Admittedly, we’ve never followed professional cycling all that closely; sure, our interest has been occasionally piqued by Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France dominance or Bob Roll’s stories about pooping, but that’s about it. We were always under the impression that cycling was a non-contact sport involving a group of people riding bikes as fast as possible. That would make sense, right?

lance armstrong tour de france

Boy were we wrong. Turns out pro cycling in general, and the 2009 Tour de France specifically, is nothing less than Death Race 2000 on two wheels. Sure, it started innocently enough - a fall and a broken wrist for Armstrong’s Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer. That, however, was just the beginning of the Tour’s bloodlust.

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