Fans taking selfies 'danger' to Tour de France riders

Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas.
Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas. Credit: PA

Fans who take selfies while watching the Tour de France are dangerous to riders, Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas has warned.

The Welsh cyclist said: "The worst thing is when people have got their back to the peloton taking selfies. There were a few. They don't see us coming, they're stood in the road and it's dodgy. If you want to do that, stand on a wall or something.

"I think people need to realise we take up the whole road."

Crowds line the streets as Le Tour passes through Yorkshire.
Crowds line the streets as Le Tour passes through Yorkshire. Credit: PA

He added: "There have been too many accidents with riders hitting spectators, we don't want to see that but it could easily happen."

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