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The Official Bouncer of the Tour de France

If you step to the podium and mess with the riders at the Tour de France, Bernard Hinault will mess you up. ↵

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↵He tossed a protestor from the stage in 2008 and he did it again over the weekend. ↵

↵⇥ Bernard Hinault had an unexpected podium guest after Saturday's 14th stage of the Tour de France, as a man in full Française des Jeux kit strode to the top step of the podium. ↵⇥

↵⇥It was not a member of the French squad but rather a determined intruder. As the manager of podium ceremonies at the Tour de France, Hinault, had no compunction about pushing the uninvited guest off the podium and off the stage. ↵⇥


↵⇥The young man was immediately surrounded by police officers and taken away. It is believed his action was the result of a bet with friends. ↵⇥


↵You do not, under any circumstance, toy with the former five-time Tour de France winner known as "The Badger." You do that, and you get the Road House treatment. ↵


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