Tinkoff-Saxo blame broken radio as Contador loses more time

Team-mate Rafal Majka fails to support his leader after a break-down of communication on stage 17 of the Tour de France

Alberto Contador climbs the Col de la Colle on Stage 17 of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alberto Contador crashed during stage 17 of the Tour de France to Pra Loup today, but his time losses were possibly worsened by Tinkoff-Saxo team-mate Rafal Majka failing to sit up and wait for his captain.

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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.