Up the Wall


Sometimes, you’ve just got to go off the wall. No, this is not a Vans commercial—it’s the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where Dutch people are biking horizontally on walls to avoid the French. Laurine Van Riessen, the Netherlands’ competitor in Keirin—which Deadspin tells us is a two-kilometer biking event where “racers start behind a motorized pace vehicle”—was actually only the latest victim of French rider Virginie Cueff’s errant driving.

After sending an Australian and a Spaniard tumbling to the floor, Cueff tried to get up on the outside ahead of Van Riessen. That forced Van Riessen into some evasive action:

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