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Ian Stannard is much better at riding cobbles than he is at flipping bottles (video)

Jack Elton-Walters
13 Feb 2017

Team Sky take part in the Muc Off bottle flip challenge, with wildly different results

Some of Team Sky's top riders have taken on the bottle flip challenge, using Muc Off's pink nano tech bike cleaner. It's not clear if there were any wagers on the challenge, but that could become clear later in the season when race leadership is up for grabs.

If that had been the case then we know that Chris Froome will still be team leader at the Tour de France after coming back to beat Wout Poels 3-2 in their head-to-head.

Paris-Roubaix could be a different story this year as 2016 podium finisher Ian Stannard failed to get on the bottle flip scoreboard while Luke Rowe scored two upright bottles.

Both Classics men were beated by Geraint Thomas, but he's already out of the frame after switching his attentions to stage racing and a tilt at the Giro d'Italia.

Young Frenchman Kenny Ellisonde also failed to get off the mark in his head-to-head, so now we know who'll be first on bottle carrying duty. 

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