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'A dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' - Selfie strife at Tour de France

Cycling fans are standing on the road, obstructing riders, to get that all-important selfie.

TWO CYCLISTS IN this year’s Tour de France have spoken out to warn cycling fans, and casual observers, against taking selfies along the route and causing impediments to competitors.

Several Tour de France selfies have appeared on Twitter and Instagram over the past 48 hours, with many of the self-taken snaps featuring fans standing close enough to touch the cyclists.

BMC cyclist Tejay van Garderen was on Twitter, alerting supporters to the dangers of selfies during race action. He tweeted:

Van Garderen followed it up with this:

“The worst thing is when people have got their back to the peloton taking selfies,” Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas told ITV News.

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