Tour de France: Cobble conversations

What do you talk about when you're waiting at the verge of the pave for the Tour de France to arrive? The weather and your nation's sporting misfortunes.

Chris Froome poses before the 2014 Tour de France

Chris Froome abandons Tour de France

Chris Froome (Sky) abandoned the Tour de France today after crashing twice in the wet cobble stage to Arenberg. The defending champion fell the second time with 67.7 kilometres to…