Ir­ish rider Roche fu­ri­ous with team­mate

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Af­ter a fist fight be­tween two rid­ers fol­low­ing the sixth stage and the fury of Andy Sch­leck to­ward Al­berto Con­ta­dor, now even rid­ers on the same team can’t get along.

Nicolas Roche, leader of AG2R La Mon­di­ale, blasted team­mate John Gadret on his web­site, say­ing “I had great dif­fi­culty in not putting his head through the near­est win­dow” af­ter Gadret sup­pos­edly re­fused to help him fix a punc­ture on Mon­day.

Roche said that “if John Gadret is found dead in his ho­tel room in the morn­ing, I will prob­a­bly be the pri­mary sus­pect.”

The Ir­ish rider was sit­ting in 14th place over­all when he suf­fered a punc­ture on the way up the climb of Port de Bales.

He asked his French col­league to give him a wheel, but said Gadret re­fused and cy­cled away.

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