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VN podcast, ep. 101: Why Le Tour banned Froome… then didn’t

By VeloNews.com • Published
Chris Froome racing the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Welcome to the VeloNews cycling podcast, where we discuss the latest trends, news, and controversies in the world of cycling.

As far as lead-ups to the Tour de France are concerned, 2018 has been one of the craziest. First, Tour organizer ASO bans Chris Froome from racing. Then, the UCI clears him of any wrongdoing in the Salbutamol case. So now he’s back in!

How did this all take place? What do anti-doping experts say? What do other pro teams think? And will Froome even win this race? We answer all those questions and more.

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