Four-time tour winner Chris Froome has once again stressed that he Saturday 7 July at the start of the Tour de France. “Absolutely. I have not done anything wrong and have every right to race,” said the British rider of Team Sky in an interview with Sky Sports.
When Froome was last year during the Tour of Spain, an abnormally high concentration of salbutamol determined. The International Antidopingtribunaal of the UCI did not yet decided in the case and not see that it is that even before the start of the Tour will do. Froome, who consistently denies, got no provisional suspension so Sky free to let him drive. “There is a procedure that allows me to show that I am not wrong I have done and I am convinced that I am acquitted. So, that means that my results remain, I have no doubts about that,” said the Brit, who this year, the Tour of Italy won.
The Tour-participation of Froome is by the salbutamol-affair is not mentioned. He worries that he is in a difficult reception in France? “I’m not really worried about it. Through the years, there is always a group of people that for whatever reason is not happy to see me. Adversity has been there before and we are always well come to pass. I can only hope that the price is not affected.”