This could well be one of the World Cup boys, who took things a little far after the race in SA.

It’s actually not, that was just a very tenuous way of linking this totally unrelated article to biking. The article is possibly the very best thing I’ve ever read, so I didn’t think you’d mind. I’ve highlighted my favourite bits.


A Russian man survived after downing three bottles of vodka and leaping from a fifth floor balcony - twice.

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Alexei Roskov says he jumped the second time because he couldn't take his wife's nagging about the first time. Wife Yekaterina had watched in horror as her drunken hubsand opened the kitchen window of their Moscow apartment, and hurled himself out.

Astonishingly Mr Roskov, 22, survived and managed to stagger back upstairs with barely a scratch after the 50ft fall. But while his wife called for an ambulance and began to scold him, he jumped again. Amazed medics treated Mr Roskov for minor cuts and bruises before releasing him.

Mr Roskov says he is now teetotal after giving up drinking, and added: "Now I can say just one thing - I was very lucky. I have no idea why I jumped the first time but when I came back up and I heard my wife screaming angrily at me I thought it was best if I left the room again - out of the window."

If you thought this was a wind up, here's the full article -