Tour de France

Chris Froome rides for rhinos

2015-07-17 16:17

Rodez - Tour de France leader Chris Froome is using his bike to make a statement against animal poaching.

A rhino baring its teeth has been painted onto the frame of the bike he's riding on Friday's Stage 13.

The Kenya-born Briton says on his website he "lived with rhinos, elephants and other wildlife" as a boy growing up in Africa.

He adds, "There's a huge need to raise awareness about rhino and elephant poaching," and that painting rhinos on his bike is "a great way to highlight their plight."

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