Friday, July 24, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 19: Getting a Bit Testy

After his mechanical incident on the first climb of the day, Chris Froome (Team Sky) was rather annoyed with the behavior of some of his GC rivals.  As the peloton raced across the valley floor on their way to the next big challenge of the day, Froome took the opportunity to express his opinion.  As he pulled along side of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) he offer a few choice words of condemnation.  Valverde probably responded that he was not the guilty party, the man Froome wanted was still up the road.  Valverde had simply sped up to avoid Froome and then kept going because of Niblai's move threatening the Spanish Champion's podium position.  Wooter Poels (Team Sky) waited for his team leader as the others continued their discussion of the etiquette of the peloton.

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