Schleck asks fans not to boo Contador
PAU, France — Andy Schleck has made up with Alberto Contador and now he wants the crowds at the Tour de France to do the same.
Contador has been subjected to boos and whistles from fans the past two days when he has received the yellow jersey as Tour leader. Many believe he broke cycling’s unwritten code by failing to wait for Schleck when the Luxembourg rider lost his chain at a key moment during a climb Monday.
Contador says he didn’t see the incident as he attacked during the ascent, and that by the time he realized Schleck had mechanical issues it was too late to slow down.
Schleck was very angry after the stage, but says the two settled their differences after Contador issued an apology in a YouTube video.
Schleck asked the public to end the shouts of derision.
“Everybody, stop that. For me too, please,” he said, looking straight into the camera.