Tour de France champion Froome rammed by car in France

The incident Tuesday morning comes less than three weeks after Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia winner, died in a collision with a van during a training ride.

Froome is looking to win the Tour de France for a fourth time when the event takes place from July 1 to 23.   -  REUTERS

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain said he was “rammed” by a car driver but was unhurt during training in southern France.

The incident Tuesday morning comes less than three weeks after Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia winner, died in a collision with a van during a training ride.

Froome posted a photo, geo-tagged from Beausoleil in France, which is near his Monaco home, on Twitter of the damaged bike soon after the crash near his home in Monte Carlo.

The 31-year-old tweeted: “Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I’m okay. Bike totalled. Driver kept going!”

Froome is looking to win the Tour de France for a fourth time when the event takes place from July 1 to 23.

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