Tour de France -- Chris Froome and team Sky booed at race presentation

09 Juillet, 2018, 11:10 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • A spectator has a message for Chris Froome at the team presentation

Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome was jeered by crowds at a presentation event for the 2018 edition of the race.

German cycling great Tony Martin criticised the UCI for its handling of the Froome case.

A cloud hung over Froome after a urine sample taken during the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.

"Obviously it's not nice when people are booing you but it's not like it's the whole crowd, it's just a few very vocal people", he told Sky Sports News.

Instead, the abnormal result was leaked and has clouded preparations for the Tour de France, with organisers taking the unusual step of banning Froome from taking part before relenting after cycling's world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, announced he had been cleared on Monday.

Froome had always maintained his innocence and his - and Sky's - explanation for the adverse test result was accepted by the UCI, based on advice from the Word Anti-Doping Agency.

"To win a race through lies would be a personal defeat for me", Froome wrote.

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And five-time Tour victor, Frenchman Bernard Hinault, called for other riders to strike in protest against Froome.

However, Froome was greeted with an unfriendly welcome by the spectators in La Roche-sur-Yon.

Then on Thursday, rival Bardet - the host country's best hope - stressed: "The decision has been made by the authorities and it is all about respecting that decision".

"The Tour is part of French heritage, it's a celebration, a big party and it's important that we speak about sport".

Prudhomme adds, "The Tour de France is 3,500 kilometers of smiles".

"It's also important to respect all the riders, including Chris Froome - he is a former Tour victor and a serious contender for the next title".


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