Cyclist Lance Armstrong has riled Tour de France officials on the final day of the race.
On his final tour, seven times champion Armstrong and his teammates turned up for the final stage of the race from Longjumeau to Champs Elysees wearing lack outfits with the number 28, which was a reference to the number of people living with cancer-28 million.
Officials made them change into their regulation red and grey shirts, while the rest of the peloton were forced to wait for 15 minutes. They confirmed that unless they wore the correct tops, they would be thrown out of the race.
Armstrong said “In the end I think the fact that we had to change jerseys (before the stage) gave us some publicity.
Armstrong and his team changed back into the black outfits when they turned up to receive their prize for dominating the teams’ classification.
Armstrong who survived testicular cancer, which spread to his brain in 1998,before making a successful return to racing, was trying to promote his Livestrong foundation
Armstrong finished nearly 40 minutes behind the winner, Spain’s Alberto Contador