Not a fan of Froome whatsoever, but what a disgusting act by that person. Spitting is such a pathetic, revolting and vile thing to do. Insult a rider? Fine, but don't interfere with the race. Especially in such an unsanitary way.
Yeah there's a chance of cracking and losing time, but even if that happened he wouldn't have lost time to Contador and Valverde, right now he's just to far ahead of them as a climber.
So basically he decided to play it safe so he was sure to lose no time on Froome and maybe even take 30 seconds. Which is pointless. I can understand being careful in week 1, maybe even in week 2, when there's still racing to be done, but on the penultimate mountain stage it's such a waste.
He's not. Evenly matched with Froome. Probably a bit better at the end of a long day in the mountains, a bit worse earlier on. Froome better in the heat, Nairo in the cold. Attacking on the Croix de Fer would likely be pointless.
Great GC race, but a pity about the attitudes of the people. Pinot's childish outburst over riding someone else's bike earlier in the race summed it all up...all the while ze German Martin rode away to victory on his team mates bike
Only way Quintana wins is if he goes on Croix de Fer and even then it might not work. More likely Quintana will do what he did today and wait to go closer to the finish. Will want to win the stage so will probably not throw everything at Froome.