Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Controversy on the Tour. Contador breaks cycling etiquette by attacking Schleck while the unfortunate Luxembourgeois suffered a mechanical failure and is then, rightly, booed on the podium as he accepted the yellow jersey for the first time on this Tour. I gather he's since apologised but the initial response, trying to claim he didn't see the incident and was merely attacking when he originally planned to, patronises and insults those in the crowd who understood perfectly what they'd seen when they booed him and used the opportunity to express their displeasure. It's supposed to be sport. Is an 8 second lead really worth sacrificing one's self respect and sense of sporting honour for? I don't bloody think so.

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