That's exactly how I see it. What's more a solo or independent fall like the first or indeed both of Froome's today is just part of the race, and often caused by a misjudged line or speed. If competitors feel they shouldn't attack in that situation then we might as well forget bike racing.Tank Engine said:My versionhuge said:Summary of the day.
If the leader crashes and you push on, you are a man with no morality, a cheater, bla bla bla
If the leader crashes and you don't push on, you are a pussy, a disappointment, bla bla bla
If nothing particularly is happening in GC and a dog runs into the front wheel of the leader and you attack then you are a man with no morality, a cheater, bla bla bla (OK I'm exaggerating a bit here )
If the race is on and the leader falls due to nobody else's fault and you don't push on, you are a pussy, a disappointment, bla bla bla (again I'm exaggerating and it depends on your personal goals)
OK this does leave a spacious grey area. Froome's not blaming anybody or anything else for what happened today, so he obviously thinks that this is just part of racing and the second case most definitely holds. I think most of the comments of "why aren't they waiting?" were in jest.