Chris Froome spat on as he climbs La Toussuire (video)

Sky leader speaks out at "appalling" behaviour after TV pictures show a spectator spitting at him on the climb to La Toussuire

Chris Froome attacks on stage ten of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

A Tour de France spectator has been caught on camera spitting at yellow jersey wearer Chris Froome as he chased Nairo Quintana up La Toussuire on Friday's stage 19.

The Brit lost 30 seconds to Quintana on the climb on a day of rare vulnerability after an almost flawless race so far.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.