Video: Protester tries to take down riders in the closing stages of the Tour de France today 6 years ago

Video: Protester tries to take down riders in the closing stages of the Tour de France today

What an idiot.

The Tour de France finished in Paris this evening with Team Sky's Chris Froome claiming the overall classification for the second time in three years.

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Today's stage was a procession into the French capital with Andre Greipel winning the sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées.

The finish itself was almost ruined by a protester who somehow managed to get on the track and stood in the middle of the road on a bend.

David Standard captured the footage, serious skill from the riders to avoid him.