Chris Froome Is so Hardcore, He Freaking Ran Part of the Tour De France

 

Cycling shoes are not meant for running. In fact, they’re actually pretty difficult to run in, thanks to the big hunk of metal that connects the sole of the shoe to the pedal.

So keep that in mind when you watch British cyclist Chris Froome do this:

Chris Froome runs up mountain

Chris Froome has held on to the yellow jersey at Le Tour de France after stage 12 on Mont Ventoux ended in farce on Thursday. The defending champion was forced to run part of the end of the race after a collision involving Richie Porte and a motorbike left him without a bicycle. A jury’s decision led to Froome maintaining his hold on the lead.

Posted by The Guardian on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Late in the twelfth stage of the Tour de France, Froome was riding in the lead up Mont Ventoux on Thursday when fellow cyclist Richie Porte crashed into a motorcycle, knocking Froome off his bike amid a crowded scrum of spectators, cameras, and other cyclists.

So he put all that endurance training to use, and started running.

Incredible scenes at the Tour de France as the fan-lined Mont Ventoux causes a motorbike to halt, taking down race leader Chris Froome.Updates to follow…

Posted by Team Sky on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Eventually, his team scrounged up a new bike and set him back on the road, allowing him to finish on two wheels.

For his part, though, Froome managed to hold on to the famous yellow jersey. After a jury review, the ASO, which manages the Tour, cited the “exceptional situation” and ruled that he likely would have finished quickly enough in the stage to hold onto the leader’s jersey.

Froome was pleased, even if his feet likely weren’t.


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