Froome vows to race on, despite probe

Froome vows to race on, despite probe

Froome risks missing the Tour de France and could lose his Vuelta crown unless he can provide a satisfactory explanation for the failed test during the Spanish race. Cycling's international governing body (UCI) still has to make a ruling on the case and has asked Froome to explain why twice the allowed limit showed up in his sample.

He also dismissed the suggestion from David Lappartient, president of the UCI, cycling's governing body, that the team should have immediately suspended Froome.

Martin's view was shared by Philippe Gilbert, who said that Froome should respect his fellow riders and not race while the investigation was ongoing. He needs miles in his legs to prepare for his bigger objectives: the Giro d'Italia, which starts on May 4, and the Tour de France, starting July 7, where he would be chasing a record-equalling fifth victory.

I know I haven't done anything wrong and I intend to show that.

"There are a lot of other athletes and riders who have been through this process and I'm not asking for the benefit of the doubt here", he said.

Froome started the race under a cloud of uncertainty as his adverse analytical finding from the 2017 Vuelta a Espana remains unresolved.

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Team principal Dave Brailsford said: "We all recognize that these are difficult circumstances but it's important for all sides that this process is conducted fairly before a final conclusion is reached".

On the comparison, Froome states, 'his case was very different, his case was for a banned substance'.

"Nobody is denying it's not a challenging situation but equally it's only fair at this point that everybody abides by the process and the process totally allows somebody to race".

If he succeeds in clearing his name, this race could prove an important stepping stone for success on the road later in the season. "What was really touching was how riders from other teams came over to offer their support".

"On balance I think it's the right thing to do; for Chris to continue, and us to work in the background to support him and demonstrate there's been no wrongdoing". The violation itself is all about the number of puffs [Froome took on his inhaler], it's not about the urine.