The Tour de France defending champion, Chris Froome was crash tackled off his bike by a police officer.
The French gendarme mistook him for a fan riding down the mountain during the 17th stage of the race.
Watch what went down:
Froome swore at the cop and said F@#$% you.
Today was just not Chris Froome's day. First he's dropped on Col du Portet, cedes leadership to his teammate, acknowledges his podium position is at risk. Then he's stopped and harassed by a Gendarme who thought he was just a spectator riding back down the mountain. #TDF2018 https://t.co/kibuti6koE— Neal Rogers (@nealrogers) July 25, 2018
I was talking to a friend about cycling last night and how it’s bonkers. Here’s a French cop knocking Chris Froome off his bike as he rode off the course after finishing today because he thought he was a fan descending the course. Amazing work. https://t.co/4HYmujSvGF— dellowhockey (@dellowhockey) July 25, 2018
Seems there would have been a better way to stop him other than to knock him off his bike...— Nina (@Nina30042611) July 25, 2018
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