Chris Froome comes out fighting before Tour de France defence | Jeremy Whittle

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The four-time Tour winner called on Wada to publish the studies they relied on to exonerate him over salbutamol on the eve of a race for which he and Team Sky are in good shape

Chris Froome’s fight to reverse what he has described as the “damage” to his reputation accelerated on Friday as both the four-times Tour de France champion and the UCI, cycling’s governing body, issued statements seeking to calm the hostile atmosphere surrounding Team Sky’s leader.

After Froome was roundly booed by the crowd at the Tour’s team presentation on Thursday evening, he issued a statement on Friday that was surprisingly published on the website of Le Monde, one of the sharpest and longest-standing critics of doping in cycling.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in La Roche-sur-Yon
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