Alright, let's get the pleasantries out of the way. I'm glad that Chris Froome is no worse for the wear after some crazy asshole intentionally rear ended his bicycle. I'm just picturing that situation in my head and I can't fathom how someone would come away from it completely unscathed. It's ridiculous that a person literally ran a motor vehicle into a 3x 'Tour De France' winner and the only real damage that was done was done to an inanimate object. It's undoubtedly great news that he's not in a hospital bed somewhere. Not only because what happened to him was incredibly fucked up, but because the use of his extremities will make it much easier for him to look up the difference between "impatient" and "inconvenienced".
Maybe there's some cultural differences here, but I'm assuming "pavement" just means the street, correct? Some impatient driver followed him down the street? Those things that were built for cars to go from one place to another in a timely fashion? I apologize if I'm underselling the road rage that took place here and someone actually popped up on the sidewalk to take out a cyclist 'Grand Theft Auto' style, but this sounds like Chris Froome was just casually pedaling along like the world was his race course. That doesn't mean it's okay to clear the way with your front bumper, but it does make him seem a bit self important when he implies that waiting for a biker to get the hell out of the way is a necessary evil of driving. I personally wouldn't get vehicularly homicidal because a guy added 10-15 seconds on to my trip, but I sure as shit would scream a bunch of obscenities at him. Again, I don't know exactly what happened but if this took place how I picture it then I hope it's an unfortunate experience that teaches Chris Froome to stay in his damn lane going forward, because it sounds like it was a "get off the track when the train is coming through" situation.