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Nicola Spirig VS Fabian Cancellara triathlon

One is a triathlon legend. The other, cycling’s superstar. So when Nicola Spirig and Fabian Cancellara faced-off on a warm summer’s day at the lake of Zurich, it was the perfect opportunity to see which would come away with the win…

Today is just for fun.. well, perhaps with a little sprint at the end” – Nicola Spirig

The stage was set for an incredible face-off. Nicola Spirig: two-time triathlon Olympic medalist, World Champion and winner of countless ITU titles against Fabian Cancellara: “Spartacus” of road bike racing, with cycling Olympic medals and world championship titles of his own. Both Swiss. Both incredible athletes. And of course, both competing for fun (maybe with a touch of competitiveness). With the now-retired Cancellara announcing recently an interest in the world of triathlon, we were thrilled to be able to bring him together with long-time On athlete Nicola Spirig for a few tips and insights into the world of the triathlete.

I think she might wait for me until the run, but then she’ll be off - I have no chance. – Fabian Cancellara

Click the video to watch it all unfold and see the photos of the event day below, or find out the top 5 tips Nicola gave Fabian about triathlon here.

Nicola’s shoe of choice for the race
The Cloudrush
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Fabian’s shoe of choice for the race
The Cloudflow
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