French cyclist stops mid-race, confronts heckling fans

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French cyclist Thomas Voeckler hears fans heckling along the roadside on the final climb of Stage 15 and stops his bike mid-race to confront them. He has a heated exchange with the fans and can be heard yelling, "Have you ever ridden a bike before?"

In most professional sports, athletes are conditioned to ignore the heckling or even use it as motivation. But for Voeckler - who is somewhat known for his aggressive style on a bike - responding and lashing out seemed like the better option.

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