Tour de France stage 16 neutralised after riders caught with police pepper spray aimed at protestors (video)

Stage 16 halted for around 20 minutes while riders received medical treatment.

Police officers detain a protesting farmer during stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images))

Stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France had to be neutralised for around 20 minutes and riders given medical treatment after being affected by a pepper spray used by police on roadside protestors.

The incident took place with 188km remaining on the stage between Carcassonne and Bagnères-de-Luchon, after a frantic opening 30km of racing.

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