Despite a distinct lack of support from the French locals, Team Sky's Geraint Thomas remains in possession of the yellow jersey at this year's Tour de France. Only marginally behind him, the team's most high-profile rider Chris Froome appears to be taking the brunt of crowd aggravation however.
A four-time winner of the marquee event, Froome's credibility was called into question over a potential doping violation that had the tour's organisers calling for the Nairobi born rider to be omitted from this year's race.
However, allowed to ride with his Team Sky teammates, Froome appears to be the primary target of agitation. During today's 12th stage of the Tour, Froome was accosted by a fan who lunged toward the cyclist as he made his way up a hill.
A fan greeting Froome... pic.twitter.com/Q6NgZajwSD
— Josh Green (@Josh_pvfc) July 19, 2018
A slightly longer version of the incident is available here.
Thankfully for Froome, the interaction did not appear to cost him too dearly.
That was not it for Team Sky on what was a very successful day. While celebrating his stage win on the podium, Thomas was the target of audible boos and jeers from the crowds.