Video: Tour de France cyclist hits smartphones out of spectators’ hands 7 years ago

Video: Tour de France cyclist hits smartphones out of spectators’ hands

According to riders on Le Tour, selfies are the "new pain in the arse" for cyclists...

It was Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas who was recently quoted saying selfies are the "new pain in the arse" for cyclists. The same goes for Team Garmin-Sharp’s Lithuanian rider, Ramunas Navardauskas, who usually keeps a cool and calm demeanor, but he absolutely lost the plot with two spectators on Sunday after they tried taking up-close and personal shots of the riders as they ascended Holme Moss.

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Navardauskas smacked the phones out of the spectators’ hands with some aggression, but he isn’t the only rider who is getting sick of having phones pushed into his face.

Speaking to Belgian TV over the weekend, Lotto-Belisol’s Jurgen van den Broeck said: “People are taking selfies with their back towards the peloton - it’s very dangerous.”