FLASHBACK FRIDAY | WORLD’S WORST CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION
In 1986, Frenchman Jacky Vimond won the 250 MXGP World Championship. Vimond was the first French World Champion in history, so the French wanted to celebrate with a big party. At the party, they lowered Vimond and his bike from the ceiling amid flashing lights and loud music. As Vimond was being lowered, one of the cables broke and fell to the hard concrete floor. He suffered a broken back and was never the same as a racer. Jacky went on to be a successful riding coach.