Tour de France: Give Froome a break, says Tour chief

Peter Sagan claimed his third stage win of this years Tour de France

Peter Sagan claimed his third stage win of this year's Tour de France. Image Twitter

In his own post-race interview, yellow jersey Geraint Thomas admitted he was lucky to avoid the incident as he rode over Nibali's back wheel but stayed upright - before going on to claim the stage win.

Spain's Omar Fraile powered to victory with a late burst in the last climb of Stage 14 of the Tour de France Saturday.

Astana's Fraile overhauled fellow escapee Jasper Stuyven - who had been away solo for 33 kilometres - on the steep climb up to the Mende aerodrome, making the catch two kilometres from the end of the 188km stage from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux.

Even though the rider finished the stage at 13 seconds from stage victor Geraint Thomas (Sky), he had to be taken to the hospital of Grenoble due to some pains that he was having.

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has demanded fans show more respect a day after Team Sky were booed off the podium and Vincenzo Nibali crashed out when his bike got tangled up.

Unlike on Thursday, when a fan's camera strap appeared to snag Vincenzo Nibali's handlebars on Alpe d'Huez, he slammed to the ground and broke a vertebra.

The Nibali incident occurred where the course narrowed and thick red smoke from spectators' flares reduced visibility and caused the Tour motorbikes to brake violently.

"ASO has insurance for this kind of thing and we've suffered clear and important damage as a team".

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"When I attacked I was not sure I would be able to keep my advantage".

In General Classification, Thomas maintains his one minute, 39 second lead over teammate and 2017 Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

On Alpe d'Huez, Froome was jeered at and spat on, and one spectator was later arrested for trying to push him off his bike.

"I didn't actually notice it", he said. "I didn't want to go into the red because I knew it would be a long climb if you explode".

But others struggled, most notably AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet and Movistar pair Mikel Landa and Nairo Quintana.

Sagan won stages two and six of this Tour, and now has 11 Tour stage wins to his name.

Sunday's 15th stage is a 181.5-km road race from Millau to Carcassonne ahead of the second rest day and three stages in the Pyrenees that could shake up the overall standings.

Bardet crossed 14 seconds behind Thomas, Froome, and Dumoulin and his gap behind the yellow jersey holder fell to 3 minutes, 21 seconds, in fifth place overall.

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