The International Cycling union (UCI) will occur this coming Saturday, as the Tour de France starts, to comment on the participation of Chris Froome (Team Sky). That UCI president David Lappartient, Sunday let it be understood, after the French newspaper Le Monde reported that Froome of Tour organizer ASO may not participate in the aftermath of the dopingperikelen around the Brit.
“I’ve always said that the position of the UCI on the participation of Froome will announce before the start of the Tour”, concluded the Frenchman. “That is next Saturday, so we will be in the course of the week to comment. There is something published in a newspaper, but I’m going there today, no statements about to do.”
Sky itself responded before briefly in Le Monde. “We are confident that Chris, the Tour will drive. We know that he has done nothing wrong.” According to the French newspaper will be the formation of an appeal with the arbitragekamer of the French Olympic Committee CNOSF. The case would be July 3, prevent, and then the day after the ruling.
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 Froome, who are invariably denied, received no provisional suspension. Sky is so free to let him drive.