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Alberto Contador Punches a Heckling Fan at Tour de France (Video)

If I told you I was a big fan of the Tour de France, I would be lying.  That being said, I do follow the highlights and pay attention to some of the tense moments.  Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, Tour de France buffs, but this year’s Tour seems like one of the craziest in history.  We have already seen one racer get tangled up in a barbed wire fence after a car ran a few cyclists off the road a little over a week ago.  Now, the fans are getting in on the nuttiness.  Check out the video of Alberto Contador punching a fan, courtesy of Deadspin:

In case the joke flew over your head, the fan Contador punched was dressed as a doctor carrying a blood bag.  That, of course, is a reference to the three-time Tour champion giving a positive drug test last year.  Heckling is one thing.  Running alongside a cyclist during a race and making fun of them to their face is another.  Guy got what he deserved.

Alberto Contador Becomes Three-Time Champ at Tour de France

Alberto Contador strolled into Paris holding onto a 39 second lead to win the Tour de France for the third time in his career. Contador had essentially clinched the victory by holding onto his lead during stage 19 Saturday and things went according to plan on Sunday. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg was second and Denis Menchov of Russia was third.

Lance Armstrong finished 23rd in his final Tour de France. He was actually the inspiration for a controversy that resulted in a 15 minute delay to start the race. Lance’s radio shack team all put on black jerseys with number 28 on the back to represent the 28 million people fighting cancer but they were forced to change back.

Contador joins Greg LeMond, Louison Bobet and Philippe Thys as a three-time Tour champion and he celebrated by sipping a flute of champagne.

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