Froome peed off

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BE­ING doused in liq­uids by road­side fans goes with the ter­rain of be­ing a Tour de France rider. But this spec­ta­tor was yelling “doper!” at Chris Froome and the liq­uid couldn’t have been more un­wel­come.

“No mis­take, it was urine,” the race leader said.

While Stage 14 sig­nalled a dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion for Bri­tish cy­cling, with Froome ex­tend­ing his lead and fel­low Bri­ton Stephen Cum­mings get­ting a first win for South African team MTN- Qhubeka on Nel­son Man­dela Day, the un­pleas­ant as­sault damp­ened the leader’s mood. Froome said it was “un­ac­cept­able on so many lev­els”.

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