Froome and Contador collude to put time into rivals

Chris Froome says he and Alberto Contador talked to each other on stage two of the Tour de France to ensure they capitalised on being ahead of their rivals

Chris Froome and Alberto Contador before the start of Stage 1A of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome united forces with rival Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) to bury their Tour de France opponents on Sunday's stage two, with the Sky rider confirming the pair spoke about taking advantage of the split in the peloton.

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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.