Tour de France: Christian Prudhomme asks fans to show more respect to riders

Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme pleaded with fans to show more respect to riders after both Chris Froome (Team Sky) and George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) were involved in incidents with fans in recent days. Froome was fined after punching a fan who had been running too close to him during stage 8. A day later, Bennett had a lucky escape after colliding with a fan who had stepped out into the road.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.