PONT-SAINT-ESPRIT, France -- There was a collective groan among the press corps Sunday when Chris Froome (Sky) turned the screws with about 7 kilometers to go on France's hardest climb to drop Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff).
No, the freebie buffet hadn't run out. Team Sky just dropped a Froome bomb. And it ticked people off.
"That attack is not the smartest PR move," grumbled one scandal-weary scribe, "not if he doesn't want to raise eyebrows."