Who’s going to win? The climber or the sprinter? It doesn’t happen very often that you see Chris and Marcel go head-to-head. It might very well be the first ever showdown between these two, actually. So when they sat down to arm wrestle in Shanghai last week, they were certain to draw a large crowd.


We might have expected this to be pretty straightforward, but the duel actually started in a deadlock. Froome tried to topple his rival over a couple of times with no effect. And in the end Marcel showed “the difference between climber and sprinter”.

Chris proved to be a good sport though, and made up for the disappointment the day after when he won the Shanghai Criterium ahead of Rigoberto Uran.

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