• Bahrain-Merida say legal action possible over stage 12 crash
• Liquid thrown at Froome as security problems continue
Rider security at the Tour de France was near to meltdown after the sponsors of Vincenzo Nibali, who crashed out of the race after colliding with a spectator, confirmed they were considering legal action against the race promoters, ASO, and liquid was thrown at Chris Froome.
Froome again bore the brunt of spectator abuse, 48 hours after the bad-tempered stage to Alpe d’Huez in which the Team Sky rider was shoved and spat at, and the 2014 Tour winner Nibali was downed by an errant spectator and forced to abandon the race with fractured vertebra.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Mende
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/21/omar-fraile-tour-de-france-stage-14-froome-thomas under the title “Tour de France: Fraile wins stage 14 as Nibali team considers action over crash”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.