Kittel vs Greipel cage fight
Rumors continue to pop up that Jonathan Price and his Gifted Group are going to transform pro cycling with an entirely new structure. New races, new formats, new financial set-up, less Patrick McQuaid.
They are floating some pretty bold ideas but if you want daring, why not also make plans for a fight-to-the-death cage match between Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)?
Griepel, who owns the title for Sprinter With Cartoon Massive Thighs, steps into the cage with Kittel who is built like a German Panzer tank. Referee Floyd Landis would make sure both riders know the rules and keep the action clean.
Who wouldn’t watch that spectacle?
Kittel is a beast and today in Paris-Nice he made up for his faux pas yesterday in missing the split to stomp everyone in Cerilly. In a slightly uphill finish, Kittel blasted clear of Elia Viviani (Cannondale) and Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge).
Twisted Spoke says let’s talk to the Gifted Group about this new entertainment idea. Kittel and Greipel going thigh-to-thigh, Germano a Germano, no holds barred.
Here’s how this new format plays out: one sprint stage, one rolling stage, a time trial, mountain stage and the grand finale, the cage fight. Winner gets to punch out little Mark Cavendish behind the Omega-Druga team bus with no questions asked, no police involved.
Even Jonathan Vaughters would pay to see that show.