Watch: Chris Froome responds to French fans booing at La Route d’Occitanie

The four-time Tour de France winner has endured a difficult relationship with the French public and it appears like it is continuing

Chris Froome at La Route d'Occitanie 2020 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Chris Froome’s return to racing this week in France has earned him the plaudits of his teammates – but not everyone is happy to see him back.

The four-time Tour de France winner is racing La Route d’Occitanie in the Pyrenees and helped teammate Egan Bernal win stage three on Monday.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.