Britain's Chris Hoy may have earned the moniker “Golden Thighs” for his 27 inch limbs, but these specimens are truly eye-watering.

The owner of the bulging pair on the right is German cyclist Robert Forstemann, who posed up alongside fellow compatriot Andre Greipel.

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Aye carumba: Robert Forstemann (left) wins this 'quad off' against Andre Greipel hands down

New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson documented the “quad off” on his Twitter feed, noting: “You thought Greipel has a big set of legs…”

And judging by those tan lines, Forstemann has either been on a spray tan binge or is training in only the briefest of briefs. More tea vicar?


Greg Henderson
You thought Greipel has a big set of legs. There was a quad off in the German camp today. Greipel lost.

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