SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Watch: Cyclist Smacks Fan in Face During Tour De France

During the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, cyclist Chris Froome fended off a fan running alongside him by smacking him in the face.

The fan, wearing a Colombia soccer jersey and sporting a big sign and a yellow wig, got too close for comfort, Froome later said.

Froome told the Associated Press after the stage:

“I have absolutely nothing against the Colombian fans. They bring great (spirit) to the race. But this guy in particular was running right next to my handlebars. He had a flag that was flying out behind him and it was just getting dangerous so I pushed him away. I lashed out and pushed him away.”

Froome went on to win the stage, but was fined 200 Swiss francs (about $203).

Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x