CHRIS Froome has snatched the lead in the Tour de France after successfully elbowing his way to the front of the Eurostar queue.
The British cyclist and Mr C from The Shamen lookalike secured the yellow jersey by managing to get on the 6.01 from London St Pancras, giving him a precious advantage over his rivals stuck on the 6.31.
Spectator Nathan Muir said: ““He barged through the crowds waving his passport, bike under his arm while the peloton were still watching the departure boards and nursing coffees.
“I feel bad for Marcel Kittel but he should’ve known that the queue in Marks & Spencer would be a nightmare at that time of day. Plus he wasted five minutes looking for a Mars bar, when any true professional knows they only sell own brand.”
The controversial Eurostar stage is often seen as a great leveller as competitors are left with over two hours to traverse 18 carriages.
Froome injured his wrist while jumping over some inconsiderately-placed luggage, but recovered sufficiently to buy a can of Tango and a three cheese baguette from the buffet car.