Chris Froome shows off his Ninja skills at the Saitama Criterium in Japan

Riders appear to be enjoying some end-of-term fun at the presentation for the Tour de France Saitama Criterium in Japan - Photos by ASO/Pauline Ballet

Chris Froome, Saitama Criterium 2017

(Image credit: ASO/Pauline Ballet)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) showed off his surprisingly adept Ninja skills during the team presentation for the Tour de France Saitama Criterium in Japan, which takes place on Saturday.

Froome donned a yellow Ninja outfit on stage during the presentation in front of a large crowd and then gave a display of his star-throwing skills as he managed to get a bullseye with his very first shot. A better result than his recent arm-wrestling showdown with Marcel Kittel.

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