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Rough Riding For Chris Froome, In A Wild Tour De France

This year's Tour de France has been a race of misadventures for defending champion Chris Froome – who's been accosted by police and suffered a run of bad luck. He's currently third.
Chris Froome, the defending champion at the Tour de France, has fallen to third place. Along the way, he's been grabbed off his bike by police and struggled to match his top competitors. Source: Benoit Tessier

The 2018 Tour de France has been a race of misadventures for defending champion Chris Froome – who was accosted by a police officer after finishing Wednesday's stage of the race. The incident came one day after police sprayed the air with chemicals along the course, in an attempt to disrupt a protest that wound up forcing the race to stop.

A blue-clad officer grabbed Froome and pulled him off his bike on Wednesday, shocking the cyclist and many spectators — and drawing a profanity from Froome. The

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