'Crazy' to suggest swerve towards Fabio Aru was on purpose, says Chris Froome

The defending Tour champion says he was losing his balance and accidentally swerved towards Aru on the Mont du Chat on stage nine of the Tour de France

Chris Froome at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tour de France race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) says that any suggestion that he swerved right purposely towards Fabio Aru (Astana) on stage nine is "crazy."

The incident followed an attack from Aru on the Mont du Chat when yellow jersey Froome had his hand in the air to indicate he had a mechanical problem.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.