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Startling moment Tour de France rider spanks cheeky fan who pulls moonie at racers

Startling moment Tour de France rider spanks a cheeky fan who pulls a moonie at racers as they speed past

  • Scene recorded by onlooker during race’s ninth stage, from Saint-Etienne to Brioude in central-eastern France
  • Group of fans in the crowd perform moonies at the riders as they cycle past 
  • Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli, 29, gives one of the men a hard slap on backside 

This is the hilarious moment a Tour de France rider spanks a cheeky fan who had pulled a moonie from the crowd as the competitors raced past.  

The startling scene was recorded by an onlooker during the ninth stage of the Tour de France from Saint-Etienne to Brioude in central-eastern France.

In the video, the peloton of riders can be seen speeding past a group of fans, two of whom have pulled their trousers down to show their backsides to the cyclist.

In the video, the peloton of riders can be seen speeding past the group of fans

A cheeky group of fans perform moonies at Tour de France riders as they cycle past during the ninth stage of the Tour de France from Saint-Etienne to Brioude in central-eastern France. In the video, the peloton of riders can be seen speeding past the group of fans

Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli, 29, who rides for the Bahrain-Merida team, then gives one of the men a hard slap to the buttocks as he speeds past.

The clip is going viral with over 510,000 views in less than a day. 

Viewers online loved the clip, such as ‘Tankslapper’ who wrote: ‘Is that what they mean when they say the “rear of the Peloton’?”

Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli, 29, who rides for the Bahrain-Merida team, then gives one of the men a hard slap to the buttocks as he speeds past

The fan then quickly stands up

Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli, 29, who rides for the Bahrain-Merida team, then gives one of the men a hard slap to the buttocks as he speeds past. The fan then quickly stands up

And ‘Antonio Colchero’ wrote: ‘They should be found and have a police report filed against them. It is disgusting and disrespectful.’

It is unclear if the spectators in the video have been identified or if Colbrelli will face punishment for his actions.

Article 29.2 of the Tour de France rules prohibit ‘indecent appearance or inappropriate behaviour’ and it is unclear if Colbrelli’s actions fell into the latter category. 

Twitter user @Tricotte later shared a photo of what appeared to be a red hand mark on the fan's backside

Twitter user @Tricotte later shared a photo of what appeared to be a red hand mark on the fan’s backside

French rider Julian Alaphilippe, who rides for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, is currently leading the standings in the Tour de France.

Britain’s defending champion Geraint Thomas moved up to second today after a dramatic conclusion to stage 10.

He benefited from a late split in the peloton which caught many other riders by surprise. 

The 33-year-old had started the day in fifth.    

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