Kenyan born Froome takes Tour charge
AX-TROIS-DOMAINES, France, July 7 – Tour de France leader Chris Froome fired a broadside at a cycling generation tainted by doping scandals as he insisted he is racing “100 percent” clean at the world’s biggest and most notorious bike race. Kenyan-born Briton Froome capped a stunning performance on the first day in the high mountains with a memorable victory on stage eight which handed him the race’s fabled yellow jersey. Teammate Richie Porte finished second at 51sec as several of Team Sky’s rivals, including Spaniard Alberto Contador and Australia’s Cadel Evans, spectacularly fell off the pace on the final climb to Ax-Trois-Domaines.
And he claimed today’s peloton is racing far cleaner than those of “five to ten years ago”. After finishing runner-up to teammate Bradley Wiggins last year in a dominant campaign by Team Sky, Froome came to the 100th edition as the man to beat.
He has won several major races this season, while Contador has been mediocre. Contador admitted prior to the Tour he was not on top form and hoped to race into his peak during the three-week epic.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM