Irish rider Roche furious with teammate
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.