A salute from cycling fans was too much to bare for one Tour de France rider, as he spanked a mooning supporter on the ass during stage nine of one of sport’s biggest events.

A viral video on Twitter shows a group of male fans with lowered shorts and jeans as the peloton made its way past on Sunday’s route from Saint-Etienne to Brioude.    

The bare faced greeting was met with a slap from a cyclist decked in the red and dark blue of the Bahrain-Merida team.

The footage shared on social media has gone viral, racking up more than 24,000 likes.

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