MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF, France — Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme urged fans to “keep both feet on the ground” when four-time champion Chris Froome rides by.
Freshly cleared of doping, the Team Sky rider was booed at by the crowd at the Tour teams presentation Thursday, two days before the race begins in the Vendee region.
“We need to tell the people whistling that it is stupid and that it is useless,” Prudhomme said Friday. “I’m calling for serenity. I want to see people encouraging their champion with both feet on the road, keeping quiet when (riders) they don’t like ride past them.