Chris Froome abandons bike after realising they’re for kids


Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Pierce Owner PhotoSport/REX/Shutterstock (5770078a) Chris Froome running after being involved in a crash after he ran into back of a motorbike that had stopped due to the large crowds. Tour de France, cycling, Stage 12, France - 14 Jul 2016 Thomas de Gendt won stage 12 as Chris Froome was involved in a farcical crash on overcrowded roads and ran up a stretch of Mont Ventoux, losing the race lead to Adam Yates before having his yellow jersey reinstated With about 1.2km to go, the motorbike slammed on its brakes, the road was blocked in front, the three of us just ran into the motorbike and another motorbike ploughed into me, breaking my frame, Froome, the defending champion, said. 'I just started running. I knew the car was stuck and was five minutes behind.' He said of his reinstatement into yellow: 'I think it was a fair decision, and I want to thank the jury and the organisation. It was the right decision.'

CHRIS Froome has completed a stage of the Tour de France on foot after suddenly realising that cycling is not what a grown man should be doing.

The 31-year-old leapt from his bike after seeing attractive girls watching the race, wondering if they were impressed that he was riding so fast, then abruptly understanding that his thinking was that of a 12-year-old.

He said: “I was cycling along as usual, musing on who my ultimate Robot Wars champion was and whether I’d be able to stay up late to play Mortal Kombat at the weekend, when I unexpectedly realised I’d been stuck in a developmental rut for the past 20 years.

“I dropped the bike, trying to give the impression I’d only been on it ironically as a joke anyway, and crossed the line sensibly and sedately like an adult would.

“I’ll still finish the race, but in a car while listening to Fleetwood Mac. If there’s a nice view in the mountain stages I might even stop for a coffee.”

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said: “It’s natural for cyclists to go through this. We’ll get him back once he hits 40 and realises that being an adult completely sucks.”

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