Delay over Chris Froome case stoked tensions in this niggly Tour de France | Jeremy Whittle

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Spectator unrest in France has its roots in a lack of swift communication over the champion’s salbutamol finding

How many more years can the French stomach Team Sky’s domination of the Tour de France? Are the traditions of the Tour, the accessibility of the riders, the proximity of the fans, the international nature of the peloton, under threat after one of the most ill-tempered editions of the race in living memory?

The Tour de France has survived two world wars, the civil unrest of 1968, serial doping scandals, financial and sponsorship crises, riders being punched, shoved and drugged and yes, even farmers and fishermen protesting.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Pau
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/26/chris-froome-tour-de-france under the title “Delay over Chris Froome case stoked tensions in this niggly Tour de France | Jeremy Whittle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.