Well, in his tweet in French he said he was going to go "frapper" them. Yelling would be legal, though it wouldn't cure his bruises or get him back to the pack. To "frapper" is not. A few years ago a rider slugged a fan and ASO pulled the rider out of the tour.
"Philippe Gilbert had to be restrained from getting aggressive toward the owners of the dog that jumped in front of him. “I wanted to hit them, but (team manager) John Lelangue managed to calm me."
Gilbert needs to go back to obediance school. I wonder if he is even housebroken.
That is one fine looking newfy though.
Ah! Phillipe Gilbert is still running around punching people. One dumb bike racer.:
Philippe Gilbert is set to miss Wednesday's Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne after having surgery to fix multiple fractures in his finger, he confirmed to Sporza today. The 2014 winner was involved in a road rage altercation with two Belgian men on Friday that resulted in his injury.
Gilbert was training outside Theux with teammate Loïc Vliegen when they were involved in an incident with two brothers from Stoumout, James and Stephen Henroye, that continued in the city centre later on.
While the press release indicated that the men were intoxicated, the men disputed this assertion toHet Laatste Nieuws, and said that it was Gilbert who was the aggressor. James Henroye said he is an athlete and doesn't even drink, and denied hitting either of the riders.
"They hit us and used a spray. I have filed a complaint with the police. In contrary to what the BMC press release said, I did not hit anyone and I was not drunk," he said.