Van Den Broeck calls for allies

Jurgen Van Den Broeck has called the remaining general classification contenders to form an alliance against the Tour de France's two dominant riders, yellow jersey wearer Bradley Wiggins and his teammate Chris Froome. With the last two mountain stages coming up in the Pyrenees this Wednesday and Thursday, the Lotto Belisol climber knows that his bid for the podium - or even the overall victory - needs a collective assault on Team Sky ahead of the race's final and decisive time trial this week-end - even if this cooperation is only temporary.

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