Froome Criticises Dangerous Contador
Chris Froome has attacked rival Alberto Contador after they both narrowly missed crashing during a dramatic finale to the 16th stage of the Tour de France.
As Portuguese Rui Costa won the stage, there was a small fight going on in the yellow jersey battle.
Contador has tried leaving Froome behind on a few occasions during the Manse climb, but was held back by Richie Porte.
As a result Contador looked to up the pace on the descent which almost resulted in disaster.
Contador misjudged a right-hand bend and came off his bike, and Froome was forced to the side of the road in order to avoid him.
After the race Froome said, “Saxo Bank, Alberto and (Roman) Kreuziger were taking too many risks on the descent. If you ask me, it was dangerous for Alberto to do that. There was no need for it. They don’t attack on the climbs but they attack on the descents.”
Contador said that “It was a tight bend; I tried my best not to crash. It’s not my intention to hurt anyone, but we’re racing.”