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Chris Froome, the three-time Tour de France winner and Olympic medallist was deliberately struck by a vehicle while training in the South of France. Reports allege that the driver of the car became frustrated when he could not over-take Froome on the narrow, winding road.

Froome said he was "thankfully okay" but his bicycle was left badly damaged. Froome is alleged to have ridden onto the pavement to get out of the way, but the car followed him so he was forced to jump off his bike and the vehicle continued to ram his bike, apparently into a street post.

Froome reported the incident to French Police, but it is unclear if officers will be able to trace the driver. The Telegraph understands that Froome tried to memorise the licence plate at the time, but was unable to recall it later.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and the driver has either been untraced or uninsured you may still have a successful claim against the Motor Insurer’s Bureau.

If you have been involved in a road traffic collision please contact Francesca Glynn on (028) 90321836.