Chris Froome received the most gallic of insults on Friday as he climbed during stage 19 of the Tour de France.
The yellow jersey-clad cyclist was filmed taking a corner during the ascent of the Col de la Croix de Fer [Pass of the Iron Cross] when an elderly spectator performed a defiant bras d’honneur just inches from his face.
Undeterred, the 30-year-old Briton and winner of the 2013 competition carried on regardless of the gesture, which is common in Europe and has the same meaning as giving someone the middle finger.
— Adrien Chantegrelet (@Adrientp) July 24, 2015
It marks the end of a tough week for Froome, who also had a cup of urine flung at him during stage 14.