Chris Froome hit with urine as Tour de France fans get nasty

Team Sky leader accuses minority of fans of "ruining the race" as the atmosphere on the roadside continues to worsen

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas on stage four of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Sky's Chris Froome says he had a cup of urine thrown on his face and was called a doper by a fan during the Tour de France's 14th stage to Mende today.

"It was about 50 to 60 kilometres into the race. A small cup of urine was thrown at me," he said. "That's not acceptable. We are professional — for someone to come and to do that, that's not on."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.