Froome Victim of Hit-and-Run Driver in France
The three-time Tour de France champion is luckily okay after being hit by an aggressive motorist while riding—but his bike, not so much. – By Bicycling Staff
“Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement!” tweeted the 31-year-old Froome, a three-time winner of the Tour, road cycling’s most prestigious race. “Thankfully I’m okay. Bike totaled. Driver kept going!”
Sky said Froome returned home to get a spare bike and continued his training after the crash.
French police had no immediate response, while Spanish star cyclist Alberto Contador tweeted the picture of Froome’s mangled bike and the words: “No comment…!!!”
Last month, former Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi was killed when the 37-year-old Astana team rider was knocked off his bike after colliding with a van while training near his home in central Italy.