Lance Armstrong‘s special guest status at the 2018 Tour of Flanders “is absolutely reprehensible” due to his doping history and lack of remorse, say those involved in sport in Belgium. Armstrong’s appearance at an associated speaking engagement two days before the race on March 30 brought mixed reactions when it was announced on Thursday. The Texan won seven Tour de France titles before authorities showed that he doped for most of his career.
Team Sky‘s Chris Froome says that his legacy as cycling champion will not be tainted by a high reading of asthma drug salbutamol this summer at the Vuelta a España. The team and the cycling governing body revealed on Wednesday that he tested at 2000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml), 1000 over the legal limit for the inhaler spray after the 18th stage of the Vuelta, September 7. Froome went on to win the Spanish title to add to his four Tour de France titles.
The Giro d’Italia is in no mood to have another rider race while under investigation and facing a possible suspension. Referring to the Chris Froome situation, RCS Sport cycling director Mauro Vegni says that such an incident like that with Alberto Contador in 2011 “must no longer be repeated.”Contador, under investigation for a clenbuterol positive anti-doping control at the Tour de France, raced the Giro and won.
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