Three-time Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, has been involved in a major crash whilst training in France. The Sky athlete is training for the Critérium du Dauphiné, which happens next month, and in the process was knocked over by an ‘impatient drive’, according to his Twitter.
Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I'm okay 🙏 Bike totaled. Driver kept going! pic.twitter.com/o7FT4iXsAo
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) May 9, 2017
The cyclist was reportedly deliberately run over by someone on a hit-and-run, and follows the incident where Italian cyclist, Michele Scarponi, was killed by a van just last month.
The Tour de France begins on the 1st of July, and Froome looks to be aiming for his fourth win, and third in a row. Fortunately, the Briton was not harmed by the collision, just his bike seemingly beyond repair; it’s not the Kenyan-born athlete’s first crash on his bike:
Cyclists and pedestrians always seems a disputed area, “who has the right of way”, but being involved in a hit-and-run and in the process deliberately knocking the four-time Tour de France winner off his bike is no way to treat an OBE, or anyone for that matter.
In a sport marred by controversy, Froome has managed to steer clear of any major controversy; unlike these athletes who robbed us of great sporting moments: