Well known cycle rider Chris Froome has accused former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of taking needless risks after the pair almost collided when descending the notorious Col de Manse at Tour de France’s end of stage sixteen.
Chris Froome had to drive off the road in order to stave off Contador, who had fallen on a taut right hand turn after coming out to enter the corner fast. Both the riders were able to re-join a bunch of general classification competitors as well as crossed the line at the very same time, but Chris Froome was not happy with his Contador’s approach to the stage.
Later Chris told that Alberto Contador was taking risks on the descent. He actually crashed, took himself down on a corner in front of him and that put him in danger. Froome thinks that the Spanish rider was taking too many risks down there and he did go a little bit fast that he could not even control his own speed and then he crashed.
He added that every rider knows it was a dangerous descent. He was aware it was coming, but he did not really think the riders were going to take unnecessary risks. Personally, Froome thinks that teams have now got desperate and they are taking uncalculated risks.
However, Alberto defended h is actions and he also stated that he would ride aggressively on the tour. He told that this is not a motivation to scare the others but sometimes you have to do it.
He also expected that the accident does not affect him. The important thing is to stay relaxed now as tomorrow is a very important day. His legs are getting better. He is confident that he could put on a great show.