It just seems to be a French thing, like a French cultural thing.

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Mark Saggers will host live commentary from Wembley and to tune in just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below. ” ” Team Sky could boycott the Tour de France in future if organisers do not clamp down on spectators pushing and spitting on their riders, which team principal Sir Dave Brailsford claimed is solely a ‘French thing’. Sky’s British pair Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome lead the way after stage 15 of the 2018 Tour but have taken a battering all across France, with one fan arrested for punching Froome.

5 Sky principal Brailsford has blamed ‘French culture’ for the attacks on his riders Sir Dave, 54, launched into an attack on the spectators lining the course’s route, with Sky riders repeatedly raising concerns over their safety with no barriers or fences to protect them. Speaking on the Tour’s last rest day before Froome and yellow jersey-holder Thomas make their final assault on the 2018 crown, Brailsford said: “I don’t think it’s going to stop, I’m not too optimistic on that front. “We’re trying to remain dignified, we’re trying not to react and we’re trying not to get distracted by it, but I don’t think spitting and throwing things has a place in professional sport. “I’m not sure it’s got a place in everyday life but it seems to be the thing that’s done here.

It’s a shame but we’re not going to let it distract us.” 5 Team Sky have been marked men all around France this year Froome, whose case for alleged salbutamol was thrown out in the days leading up to the Tour, has been the main target for protestors. One fan was arrested for punching him on Alpe d’Huez, while another ran into the road to try and push the rider off his bike.

Brailsford claimed the violence was endemic to France, having experienced no such attacks during Froome’s Giro d’Italia triumph in May. He said: “It’s interesting that we’ve just done the Tour or Italy and Chris’ case was open and the Italians were fantastic. It just seems to be a French thing, like a French cultural thing.

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