UCI president David Lappartient has Thursday in the French regional newspaper Le Télégramme Team Sky called four-time tour winner Chris Froome to stay the proceedings pending the decision of the UCI over his positive doping test. Lappartient also that he considers that the case for a long time lasting.
“Sky should Froome have to suspend”, and put Lappartient sharply from the shore. “But at the moment it is not up to me to intervene. Without the fault of the rider to adopt, would that be easier for everybody. It’s up to Brailsford (the manager of Sky, red) to taking responsibility. I think that the pack that also want. The riders are sick and tired of always with drugs linked to be.”
The Dutch Girowinnaar, Tom Dumoulin, had earlier noted that he is in such a situation by his team suspended would be.
“In the eyes of the general public, he is guilty”
Lappartient got the positive test of Froome to say that an hour after his election on 21 september to hear. “Or Froome now cheated or not, in the eyes of the general public, he is guilty”, explained the Frenchman bitterly.
“Now, we are looking with experts the process. The numbers are what they are. It is up to Froome to us to explain how it is that the concentration of salbutamol in him was so high. Then, we look at whether his arguments are admissible. If that is not the case, will give him a suspension may be imposed. That would be two years. If he were in our decision not to accept it, he can go to the antidopingtribunaal of the UCI to appeal. Then you left for a legal struggles that at least one year. We want to understand at all prices to prevent it.”