Froome is better than all of us right now, says struggling Contador

Alberto Contador's chances at a Giro/Tour double look in jeopardy after a disastrous day on stage 10 of the Tour de France

14 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 10 : Tarbes - La Pierre-Saint-Martin
CONTADOR Alberto (ESP) Tinkoff - Saxo, at La Pierre-Saint-Martin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

It always seemed grand, but now it appears over the top. Alberto Contador's wish to go from winning the Giro d'Italia to doing the same at the Tour de France, becoming only the eighth cyclist to win the double, took a major hit on stage 10's La Pierre-Saint-Martin summit finish.

Team Sky's Richie Porte and Chris Froome drove away from team Tinkoff-Saxo’s Spanish captain up the climb. At the finish line 6.8km later, with a clear view of the valley below and the mountains separating France from Spain above, Froome had piled 2-51 minutes on Contador.

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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.