The Tour de France was halted following a tear gas incident
This doesn't look good.
It appears that riders in the Tour de France have been forced into a stoppage following a tear gas incident that had an effect on the racers.
The incident took place on the 16th stage of the race.
It is being reported that a group of farmers that were protesting at the race were sprayed with some sort of gas, which ultimately ended up in the eyes of the riders.
Protesters were supposedly knocking bales of hay on to the road, blocking the race.
The protesters were apprehended with the use of a spray that inadvertently went in the eyes of racers, due to heavy winds blowing it in the direction of the cyclists.
— Daniel Freytag (@FRYTG) July 24, 2018
Sky Sports are reporting that a number of riders, including the leader Peter Sagan, were seen being treated with eye drops after the race was stopped.
The race has since been restarted after the brief delay.
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 24, 2018