Multiple Grand Tour champion Alberto Contador has revealed that he may stop performing his signature ‘pistolero’ winning celebration in the wake of the Paris attacks earlier this month.
The Spanish rider, who will line up as one of the favourites in what he has said will be his last Tour de France, is concerned that the mock-gun salute could upset fans.
“The significance of the celebration is not about shooting or violence,” he told The Huffington Post UK.
“It’s just for the people to show victory, but if some people could be offended by it then I have no problem not doing it,” he said.
This is, of course, if he gets the opportunity to perform any celebration at all.
With all four riders looking to peak for the race it could be one of the best editions in recent years.