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Bardet Calls Cycling and Froome’s case a “Laughing Stock”


One of the most important French riders Romain Bardet has just called the sport of cycling a real ‘laughing stock” mostly because it failed to take any final decision, including sanctions, against the four-time Tourde France winner, Chris Froome and his adverse doping test result conducted at last season’s Vuelta a Espana.



Waiting for the authorities to decide….


This declaration was made during an interview the French rider, who was able to place himself on the podium during the last two years’ Tour de France events, was giving for French Sports daily L’Equipe. Bardet, 27,  had no fear in expressing his sincere and deepest thoughts regarding the delicate matter that has shaken the cycling world admitting that he strongly doubts the British champion will be suspended.


“I would like to believe in Chris Froome’s good faith. But when you go over the limit, the rules provide for sanctions. We can no longer be permissive about this,” Bardet said.


“Froome gave the test in September and, as if by chance, we find out about it in December,” Bardet, added.


“I am astounded that, without this being leaked to the press, it might have been years before we found out about this test. I don’t see how Froome can carry on riding as though nothing has happened.”


“As Sky is not doing anything, there is nothing to prevent the rider from taking the decision to pull out while waiting for the authorities to decide,” he told L’Equipe.



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