Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he is okay after a driver chased him onto the pavement and rammed his bike this morning, before driving off. The hit and run incident destroyed Froome's Pinarello bike, according to a picture he posted to Twitter.
According to the social network, the photo was posted from Beausoleil in France's Alpes-Maritimes department, close to Froome's Monaco home.
Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I'm okay Bike totaled. Driver kept going! pic.twitter.com/o7FT4iXsAo
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) May 9, 2017
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