Roman Kreuziger and Alberto Contador issues at Tour de France 'have been dealt with'

Tinkoff team say internal issues have been resolved after Roman Kreuziger failed to wait for team leader Alberto Contador on stage five of the Tour de France

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Roman Kreuziger's refusal to wait for his leader Alberto Contador in stage five of the Tour de France on Wednesday has been dealt with, say team Tinkoff.

Spaniard Contador lost 33 seconds when the group of favourites, including his helper, rode clear to Le Lioran. He now sits 1-21 behind the other stars. Sports Director Steven De Jongh said that he told his rider four times to wait and told him after the stage to follow the orders when he gives them.

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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.