Froome hit by car, in­ten­tion­ally

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Three-time Tour de France win­ner Chris Froome says his bike was wrecked by a car when the driver in­ten­tion­ally struck him.

The Tues­day morn­ing in­ci­dent comes less than three weeks af­ter Michele Scar­poni, the 2011 Giro d’Italia win­ner, died in a col­li­sion with a van dur­ing a train­ing ride.

Froome posted a photo on Twit­ter of the dam­aged bike soon af­ter the crash near his home in Monte Carlo.

The Bri­tish rider writes: “Just got rammed on pur­pose by an im­pa­tient driver who fol­lowed me onto the pave­ment! Thank­fully I’m okay Bike to­talled. Driver kept go­ing!”

The tweet was posted from Beau­soleil, on the French side of the Monaco bor­der.

Froome, who won the Tour in 2013, 2015 and 2016, is in train­ing to de­fend his ti­tle in July.

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