Bernard Hinault calls on peloton to strike in protest of Chris Froome's presence at the upcoming Tour de France
Since his first Tour de France win in 2013, Chris Froome has been the GC rider of reference in the Tour. Through 2017, the Brit won four yellow jerseys (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), a polka-dot jersey (2015), and six stages along the way, plus he won a stage in the 2012 Tour. He also won the 2017 Vuelta, but that is now under investigation due to an adverse analytical finding in an anti-doping test after stage 18.
Born in Nairobi, Froome has been a central part of British team Sky since 2010, where he’s also hauled in a number of major wins, including three stages at the Vuelta, three yellow jerseys at Critérium du Dauphiné, and seven other titles at smaller stage races, such as Tour de Romandie and Critérium International. Froome also won silver in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics time trial events.
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The pair checked out the famed climb this week and rode up its 21 switchbacks, which will be featured in stage 12 of the Tour de France.
The 2012 Olympic silver medalist said the public has already made up its mind about Chris Froome, whose case is ongoing.
Geraint Thomas's victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné moves him into the second spot on Sky's Tour de France lineup.
Romain Bardet is growing weary of the questions and controversy surrounding Chris Froome's salbutamol case.
The Giro d'Italia victory is bound to take its toll on Chris Froome when he faces rivals who trained specifically for the Tour de France.
The Tour de France director said in a new interview he will not block Chris Froome from racing, instead putting the onus on the UCI.
UCI president David Lappartient continues to insist that Chris Froome sit out from competitions until his salbutamol case is resolved.