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Chris Froome deliberately knocked off bike by hit-and-run driver

The picture Froome posted online of his mangled bike
The picture Froome posted online of his mangled bike

Chris Froome has said he was deliberately knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run driver while training in southern France.

The 31-year-old three-time Tour de France winner posted a picture of his broken bike on Twitter but said he was not hurt in the incident.

The Team Sky rider wrote: "Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I'm okay Bike totaled. Driver kept going!"

The picture was geotagged from Beausoleil in France, close to Froome's home in Monaco.

Last month, former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi of the Astana team was killed when he was knocked off his bike by a van while training in Italy.