Police officer causes Chris Froome to crash after Tour de France stage 17 finish by mistaking him for a fan

Froome falls while descending to buses

Chris Froome crashes after the finish of stage 17 due to a police officer

(Image credit: Albert Secall)

Having seen his hopes of taking a fifth Tour de France title all but disappear on stage 17, Chris Froome's day went from bad to worse after he was made to crash by a police officer following the conclusion of the stage.

With no space to park the team buses at the top of the summit finish of the Col du Portet, riders had to turn around at the finish and descend back down the way they had climbed in order to reach the buses midway down the mountain.

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