Tour de France: Contador unscathed following early crash on stage 7

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) had been the sole member of the Tour de France’s Big Four of overall favourites to avoid any involvement in the crash in the finale of stage 6 in Le Havre. It was perhaps inevitable, then, that the Spaniard would be a faller before the peloton had even left the cheese-making centre of Livarot at the start of stage 7.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.