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Test that resulted in adverse finding for Chris Froome called into question

• Study claims it is unfeasible to accurately measure level of salbutamol• Froome under scrutiny for adverse finding at 2017 VueltaChris Froome’s battle to rescue his reputation after a failed drugs test looks bound for the court of arbitration for spo…

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Team Sky accused of deceiving Giro d’Italia organisers over Froome’s status

• Organisers unhappy after paying €1.4m for Team Sky to attend• Mauro Vegni criticises Dave Brailsford for his non-disclosureTeam Sky have been accused of deceiving the organisers of the Giro d’Italia into handing over a reported €1.4m in appearance fe…

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Chris Froome steers straight course as he prepares for Giro d’Italia

Team Sky’s main men show crisis-management abilities as they target Bernard Hinault’s record of holding all three grand tour titles simultaneouslyChris Froome knows as well as anybody that the Giro d’Italia could be the last time he rides competitively…

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Chris Froome’s struggle to clear his name hangs over Giro d’Italia start

British rider’s attempt to complete a unique triple crown of consecutive Tour victories could be decided in the courts not on Italy’s roadsWin or lose, Chris Froome will dominate the Giro d’Italia. Unfortunately it will not be in the way that he or the…

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Chris Froome salbutamol case expected to be resolved before Tour de France

• Race organiser Christian Prudhomme confident of UCI ruling • Froome convinced of innocence and expects verdict to go his wayChristian Prudhomme, the Tour de France organiser, has said he is confident that Chris Froome’s salbutamol case will be resolv…

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Chris Froome may be denied Tour de France place by race organisers ASO

• Froome set to be refused entry if doping case is not resolved• Tour of the Alps will be his final warm-up race for Giro d’ItaliaThe Tour de France organisers will refuse to let Chris Froome race in this year’s event if his salbutamol case has not bee…

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What crisis-ridden Team Sky must do to restore their shredded credibility

In the wake of the devastating DCMS report, Dave Brailsford has to go and Chris Froome needs to stop racing until he clears his nameIt might seem incongruous given recent events but late in 2012 Dave Brailsford took soundings among journalists as he so…

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Chris Froome tells David Lappartient: raise concerns to me not through media

• UCI president said it would be ‘disaster’ for Froome to ride the Tour• Team Sky cyclist is challenging a failed drugs test from 2017Chris Froome has criticised the head of cycling’s world governing body for speaking publicly about his 2017 failed dru…

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UCI president David Lappartient adds to pressure on Dave Brailsford

• UCI president Lappartient calls for investigation of Team Sky• ‘It’s maybe not a mistake but a fault, which is different’Pressure was building on Sir Dave Brailsford to resign from his position as head of Team Sky following the news that they face an…

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Floyd Landis: Bradley Wiggins should be stripped of 2012 Tour de France title

• Former drug cheat says ‘no ambiguity’ over triamcinolone• Landis adds Team Sky chief Brailsford must take responsibilityFloyd Landis said the only people who still believe in Team Sky are those who think the US president, Donald Trump, is telling the…

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Tour de France race director slams ‘grotesque’ delay of Chris Froome decision

• Christian Prudhomme says race organisers need position clarified• Froome is still free to race pending response over failed drug testThe race director of the Tour de France has criticised the lack of a decision on Chris Froome’s failed drug test, cal…

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I worship Team Sky. But I feel like I’ve been taken for a ride | Charles Graham-Dixon

I really want to believe in the integrity of the British team. Yet each new doping allegation is making it harderHow to feel when, for reasons that are purely negative, the sport you love and the riders you admire appear on every front page and dominat…

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UK Sport considers Team Sky and British Cycling compensating Ukad

• Findings in committee report are weighed up• Sir Bradley Wiggins fights to clear nameUK Sport has said it is considering all the recommendations made by a digital, culture, media and sport committee report which trashed the reputation of Sir Bradley …

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Sir Bradley Wiggins hits out at ‘malicious’ campaign after DCMS accusations

• Wiggins: ‘Not at any time in my career did we cross the ethical line’• ‘I’d have more rights if I’d murdered someone’Sir Bradley Wiggins has again strongly denied doping and branded the allegations as “malicious”.A report by the Digital, Culture, Med…

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The Guardian view on drugs in sport: a deep corruption | Editorial

A devastating report from a parliamentary select committee shows a culture of studied evasion around the abuse of performance-enhancing substances in professional sportWhat is the point of sport? The recent death of Sir Roger Bannister, who ran the wor…

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Do we trash or treasure our memories of Bradley Wiggins’ rise to the top? | Richard Williams

A combination of athletic prowess and personal eccentricity made him a beloved national figure but the latest allegations against him and Team Sky have at the very least tainted that legacyThe golden throne outside Hampton Court Palace. The Sun’s stick…

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Sky, as owner, needs to end near-silence over Team Sky allegations

Normal responsibilities of ownership should apply after 18 months of damaging headlinesSky’s independent directors have a lot on their plate these days, with takeover bids piling up, but they should spare a moment to ask a couple of obvious governance …

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TUEs may have been the tip of an iceberg at Team Sky | William Fotheringham

Government inquiry’s conclusions are depressing but in the long term they should, in this atmosphere, lead to changeThe last 20 years in cycling have shown that it is bodies outside the sport that make the biggest strides in anti-doping, exposing the m…

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Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky accused in damning drugs report

Report suggests Team Sky riders took performance-enhancing drugs to win Tour de FranceAn explosive report has suggested Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins used performance-enhancing drugs under the guise of treating a legitimate medical condition in order to…

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Remarkable drugs report shatters Team Sky’s illusion of integrity | Martha Kelner

David Brailsford’s ‘winning clean’ ethos has been exposed as an empty pledge by an inquiry whose findings stretch far and wideIt is only three months since we were last asking whether the latest crisis would signal the end for Team Sky. Now here we are…