TOUR de France winner Chris Froome has been surprised by how much champagne tastes like urine.
The Briton initially struggled to win over the French public, but thanks to his supreme effort he was greeted at the finish line by locals with glasses of their warm, yellow local drink.
Froome said: “I’m not really a drinker so I’m no judge of these things, but I had expected champagne to be fizzier, colder and not quite as cloudy.
“Apparently though the whiff of ammonia is the hallmark of a particularly fine vintage, and is caused by a particular type of sun on the grapes.
“Also, the victory pate had a similar tang, as did the tarte aux pommes. Obviously Champagne is a cooking ingredient as well as a fancy wine.
“Still, it’s very nice of them, and great to see that we’ve overcome any tired notions of animosity between our two nations.”