I dont think Valverde was blaming Froome for the crash but for blocking his route (as Froome pushed to the right by the crash), obviously no thought for his crashed leader from PitiEagle said:He has apologized to him in person and on twitter.Armchair cyclist said:Not sure that Valverde thought the same, I think he was moaning that Froome was in his way as Froome had been pushed across the road from the crash, no thought for his leader Quintana from PitiOn falling, Nibali’s first instinct was to assume that the crash had been Froome’s fault and as he picked himself off the tarmac on the Rue Georges Lafaurie, it appears that he was not at all shy in making his feelings known.
"I was really very angry. In the heat of the moment, I was very angry with him,” Nibali told reporters when he emerges from the Astana bus. “At the time, I thought he was the one who had hit me and caused the fall, but that wasn’t the case. I’ve watched the video since and I’ve seen that it was Tony Martin’s crash that brought us down. Froome came on the bus to clear things up and I apologised to him as well.
“I don’t know exactly what happened, I saw that there was a deviation from left to right, then I was pushed to the right and I hit Froome, who was on my right. I went down heavily, and Barguil fell on top of me, I think.”
How could he, even momentarily, have thought that having a guy thud into him on his left was the fault of a rider on his right? When he climbed out of the heap of bodies, there was no sky shirt among the pile. An entirely irrational accusation, even if it was subsequently withdrawn. He acknowledges his error, but no apology. Poor.
No idea how he thought Froome cause the crash, Valverde thought the same and he was behind, presumably he would have seen it all happen