Less than 24 hours after Chris Froome gave Great Britain its second consecutive victory in the Tour de France, the Team Sky rider was quick to defend cycling in an attempt to put an end to the doping speculation which has surrounded the 100th edition.
Froome ’s clear physical superiority made him overwhelming favourite going into the Tour while his epic win on Mont Ventoux raised the usual doubts with the spectre of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong still looming over the sport.
The former champion ended years of denials by admitting in January he used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
Froome, who claims that a tough regime of testing has made cycling the world’s most drug-free sport, has never received a doping sanction during his seven-year career.
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