Nicolas Roche

It's been an eventful Tour de France already and it seems it's just getting started. After a fist fight between two riders just after the sixth stage, now even riders on the same team can't seem to get along on the Tour de France.

On Tuesday Irishman Nicolas Roche, leader of AG2R La Mondiale, blasted teammate John Gadret on his website, saying 'I had great difficulty in not putting his head through the nearest window' after Gadret reportedly refused to help him fix a puncture on Monday.

Roche said: 'If John Gadret is found dead in his hotel room in the morning, I will probably be the primary suspect.'

Roche was sitting in 14th place overall when he suffered a puncture on the way up the climb of Port de Bales. He asked his French colleague to give him a wheel, but said Gadret refused and cycled away.