Chris Froome photographed using a phone during Tour de France final stage

Is he playing Pokemon Go? Tour de France champion Chris Froome snapped using phone during the final stage of the race into Paris

Chris Froome was photographed during the final stage of the 2016 Tour de France riding along using his mobile phone.

The photo was posted on Twitter by Team Katusha communications manager Philippe Maertens, and shows Froome in his yellow jersey with phone in hand. As Twitter Storms go it is more a light, southerly breeze than a full-on hurricane, but as Maertens points out, strictly speaking it is against the Tour de France race rules as set out in Article 9:

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.