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Chris Froome back on the bike day after being rammed by driver

Team Sky's Tour de France champion thanks French police for their help after yesterday's "scary experience"...

Chris Froome was back on the bike today to continue the preparations for his Tour de France title defence just 24 hours after a motorist in the south of France chased him onto a pavement and rammed him from behind in what he described as a "scary experience."

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The 31-year-old was unharmed in the incident yesterday, although his Pinarello Dogma bike was written off, with Team Sky flying a new one to him overnight. He also praised French police for the help they gave him yesterday.

Most people replying to Froome's tweet this morning wished him well, although as is always the case on Twitter, there were some jokers, both in a lighthearted way ... 

... and in a "which bit of the driver mounting the pavement did you not understand?" kind of way, while offering some no-doubt well intentioned advice to the three-time Tour de France champion.

Several people suggested that in future he mount a camera on his bike ... perhaps Velon could pop one in the post to him?

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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