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Breaking: Froome’s Doping Investigation to Go beyond Tour de France 2018


Experts believe Chris Froome’s doping case, which is currently under investigation, is highly likely to remain in this phase beyond this season’s Tour de France. This also means that if the case is still unsolved when the biggest tour of the season starts, the big dilemma whether Froome should become part of it might be the talk of the day.


The four-time Tour de France winner might have to reorganize his cycling calendar because the cycling’s governing body, UCI, has apparently sent the disciplinary proceedings to a new level on Friday.


Sources claim they have send the adverse doping test results, which were conducted at last year’s Vuelta a Espana, to a tribunal. This means chances for Froome to be able to compete at Tour de France in July are minimized to the maximum.


No mercy


ASO, which is the French company that runs the Tour de France event, is known to be extremely discrete on whom it allows to register for its events, especially for its main one. That is why we are free to assume that it won’t allow any cyclist who has a doping case that follows him around to compete unless it is all solved.


Froome, 32, is now preparing for this season’s Giro d’Italia competition which is set to start on May the 4th in Israel.


Apparently, Froome has zero intentions to withdraw himself from the big event.  “For now, he is focused on the idea of doing the Giro and the Tour,” Nicolas Portal, sports director of Team Sky, said. “What he would like is that the UCI can give a decision right away. Because it’s not ideal to prepare races like that.”


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