Breaking: Richie Porte ‘Flabbergasted’ by Froome’s controversial case
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Breaking: Richie Porte ‘Flabbergasted’ by Froome’s controversial case

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According to Australian champion, to him, Froome’s case came as a total shock and that he is ‘flabbergasted’ by Froome’s anti-doping test results.

 

The four-time Tour de France winner and Porte are known to be friends and ex-teammates at Team Sky.

 

“There’s not really much you can say – whatever you say, you can’t win,” Porte claimed. “But it’s a big shame. When I heard the news, it was a massive shock. Let’s see what happens, let it all run its course. I’m flabbergasted, as you guys are.”

 

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Froome (Team Sky) and Porte (BMC)

 

On the other hand, one of Porte’s closest BMC teammates, Rohan Dennis, came public admitting that he has zero tolerance to any type of adverse doping-related test result. Even though he is not fully informed about all the details of Froome’s case, Dennis said if the same thing would have happened to him, he would have ‘owned’ everything the situation would bring.

 

He added: “I’ve made it no secret that I have a zero tolerance for any sort of positive test. And that goes for myself,” Dennis said. If I accidentally or purposefully take something – which I never would, purposefully take something – then you just have to own it and get a slap on the wrist.

 

“Try to move on and try not to make a mistake again. I don’t know the full details. But for myself, if that was me, I’d just say ‘look, I screwed up. I shouldn’t have done this, or what-not’.”

 

 

Still under Investigation

 

Froome continues to be under investigation three weeks after his urine sample indicated twice the permitted level of a forbidden asthma drug called salbutamol. The testing took place soon after Froome’s Tour of Spain victory last September.

 

Even though their relationship slightly changed after a sudden racing incident in France last season, Porte admitted to remain friends with Froome.  “I do have respect, he’s a good friend and we were teammates for a long time,” he added.

 

 


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