Tour de France boss criticises 'reckless' fans and calls for end to booing of Team Sky after Alpe d'Huez chaos

Christian Prudhomme slams fans for letting off flares on Alpe d'Huez

Romain Bardet pushes a spectator away on stage 12 of the Tour de France

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The boss of the Tour de France has criticised the behaviour of fans on Alpe d'Huez and called for an end to the booing of Team Sky at the race.

The team were given a hostile reception at the pre-race team presentation in the west of France two weeks ago, but climbed Alpe d'Huez yesterday to a chorus of boos with boos and whistles also greeting Geraint Thomas's victory and the presentation of his yellow jersey.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.