Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.
Showing bristle beneath his mild manners, the British rider angrily tore into Vincenzo Nibali, calling him “unsportsmanlike,” after the defending champion accelerated away while Froome was fixing a stuck wheel on the toughest Alpine climb on Friday.
Nibali, who went on to win Stage 19, said: “He was very angry but that's his problem.”
Froome said a stone or piece of asphalt jammed between his brake and rear wheel on the Col de la Croix de Fer climb, forcing him...