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Chris Froome could miss world road race championship if drug case drags on

• Great Britain cycling performance director admits concern• Stephen Parks: ‘Hopefully it will all be done and dusted by then’The Great Britain cycling performance director, Stephen Parks, is concerned that if Chris Froome’s salbutamol case drags on wi…

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Chris Froome struggles against the backdrop of failed drug test

• Four-times Tour de France winner finishes 10th in Ruta del Sol• Race was Froome’s first since news of failed drug test brokeChris Froome admitted feeling below par as he finished the Ruta del Sol in 10th place overall but Team Sky were happy with his…

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Chris Froome’s respite only brief before Ruta del Sol puncture strikes

• Froome welcomes Seville diversion from controversy before fourth stage • Late puncture puts British rider out of contention; he slips to 14thChris Froome has faced a grilling at every juncture of a race overtaken by debate around his involvement. The…

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Chris Froome denies Ruta del Sol is mental escape from fight to clear name

• Team Sky rider claims media has hyped up story of failed drug test• Wout Poels retains lead with Froome 28sec adrift after stage threeChris Froome bristled at the suggestion his first race of the season was providing a mental escape from the fight to…

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Chris Froome writes off chances of Ruta del Sol victory after second stage

• Froome seventh as Sky team-mate Wout Poels takes stage win• Briton competing for first time since news of failed drug test brokeChris Froome has admitted he will not target victory in his first race since a failed drug test last year became public kn…

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Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford defiant as Team Sky rider returns

• Froome racing for first time since news of failed drug test broke• ‘I’m 100% confident he didn’t break the rules,’ says BrailsfordChris Froome and the Team Sky principal, Dave Brailsford, presented a united and defiant front as the four?times Tour de…

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Team Sky’s Chris Froome ready for first race since failed drugs test

• Froome failed drugs test last September but clear to race• Briton has been training hard for Ruta del SolChris Froome will compete for the first time since his failed drug test became public, beginning a five-stage race in Cala de Mijas on Wednesday,…

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Chris Froome and Sky must stop hiding behind the letter of the law | Richard Williams

Dave Brailsford’s lofty ideals when setting up Team Sky have been exposed under the pressure of top-level competitionTo judge from Dave Brailsford’s words the other day it seems he still doesn’t get it. He was talking in a press conference about the bu…

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Chris Froome and Sky must stop hiding behind the letter of the law | Richard Williams

Dave Brailsford’s lofty ideals when setting up Team Sky have been exposed under the pressure of top-level competitionTo judge from Dave Brailsford’s words the other day it seems he still doesn’t get it. He was talking in a press conference about the bu…

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Dave Brailsford defends Team Sky’s decision not to suspend Chris Froome

• Froome preparing to race next week despite threat of ban • ‘For me, there’s no question, he’s done nothing wrong’Dave Brailsford has defended the decision not to suspend Chris Froome as he spoke for the first time about the four time Tour De France w…

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Chris Froome to begin 2018 season at Ruta del Sol next week

Team Sky confirms Tour de France champion will head to AndalusiaFroome ‘working hard’ on case over failed drugs test at Vuelta Chris Froome will begin his season at the Ruta del Sol. The Tour de France champion will head to the five-day stage race in A…

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Chris Froome says report of plea bargain over failed drug test ‘completely untrue’

• Team Sky rider denies he is willing to accept six-month ban• Froome still committed to finding reason for failed test at VueltaChris Froome has denied he is ready to accept a six-month ban from cycling by admitting negligence following his failed dru…

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Team Sky should suspend Chris Froome during investigation, says UCI president

• David Lappartient calls for ‘simpler’ option over Salbutamol claims• Tour de France champion Froome denies breaking any rulesTeam Sky should suspend Chris Froome until an investigation into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication is over, acco…

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Chris Froome’s failed test will be the end of Team Sky, warns Floyd Landis

• Doper turned informant Floyd Landis calls marginal gains ‘just great PR’• Former US Postal rider says ‘zero tolerance’ policy has crumbledFloyd Landis has launched a stinging attack on Team Sky, claiming the idea of marginal gains and a zero toleranc…

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French cyclist Romain Bardet calls for swift end to Chris Froome case

• Bardet wants Froome asthma case resolved before Tour de France• Frenchman says ‘cycling would make no sense’ if Froome rides onThe third finisher in the 2017 Tour de France, Romain Bardet, has said that, if Chris Froome’s adverse analytical finding f…

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Inhaler use is ‘cheating’, says cyclist who pulled out of Tour with breathing issues

Tim Wellens pulled out of 2017 Tour with breathing issuesChris Froome failed drugs test over excessive level of an asthma drugThe Belgian rider Tim Wellens has described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after the four-times To…

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Leaking of Chris Froome’s failed drugs test harmed cycling – Julie Harrington

• British Cycling chief says publicity around test dealt reputational blow to sport• ‘People will make up their own mind based on not having the full evidence’Publicity surrounding Chris Froome’s failed drugs test has dealt a reputational blow not only…

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Ballboy aged 10 gave us note of joy, but stern realities darkened 2017 | Richard Williams

Bristol City celebration and Cricket World Cup final were among the highlights in a year when sport too often seemed to reflect the corrosion of the world around itThe sight of Bristol City’s manager sweeping up a 10-year-old ballboy in a dance of pure…

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – live!

Updates from the ceremony at Liverpool’s Echo ArenaJacob Steinberg: Who will be crowned team of the year?And you can email Tom or tweet @TomDaviesE17 8.32pm GMT Up now it’s the Unsung Hero award, for sterling sporting work in the community, which goes …

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Chris Froome buried under Team Sky’s cumulative baggage of allegations | William Fotheringham

Whether Froome is cleared or banned over Vuelta a España doping test, Team Sky credibility has plunged such depths the court of public opinion is already making its own judgmentIt is more than 23 years since the curious case of Miguel Induráin, the the…