Frankly I’m surprised this hasn’t happened sooner, but it appears there has been some foul play during one stage of the Tour de France. The stage’s eventual winner Luis Leon Sanchez and other breakaway riders were minutes ahead of the peloton and were spared the apparent sabotage on the route between Limoux and Foix.
The second of two category one climbs, the summit of the Mur de Peguere, on the day’s route – Tour leader Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Cadel Evans were among those to suffer punctures. At the end of the stage, Wiggins said: “What can you do? It’s something we can’t control. There’s nothing stopping more of that sort of stuff happening.
“It’s sad. Those are the type of things we have to put up with as cyclists.
“I think people take that for granted sometimes, just how close they can get to us.”
“If that happened in a football stadium, or wherever, you’d be arrested, CCTV.”
If we had to take a guess at who was dropping the tacks out on the course, we either suggest some teens looking for a good time or someone is really working to try to make sure their favorite racer wins.