Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chris Froome has urine thrown at him during 2015 Tour de France

One of the great things about the Tour de France is that fans can get up-close-and-personal with the cyclists as they peddle through the scenic course.

And, sometimes though, the fans get too up-close-and-personal with the competitors.

On Saturday, Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome was allegedly subject to a shocking attack during Stage 14 of the race, when Froome claimed a spectator drenched him in urine and labelled him a “doper” at around the 50-kilometer mark of the 187-kilometer route.

The yellow jersey holder revealed the extent of the incident to BBC Sport, saying, “Unfortunately, someone threw a cup of urine into my face and shouted 'doper' which is extremely wrong on so many different levels."

On Friday, Team Sky teammate Richie Porte claimed he was punched during Stage 10. The BBC also reports Team Sky claims its computers have been hacked by critics who believe Froome is using PEDs.

Still, the nasty incident wasn’t enough to distract Froome, as he extended his lead at the top of the Tour de France standings to three minutes and 10 seconds.

And he's still wearing the yellow jersey.

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