Chris Froome

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Cycling: Tim Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

Jan 11, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Chris Froome

Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time, in September.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Cycling: 'I broke no rules' over drugs test at Vuelta, says Chris Froome

Cycling: 'I broke no rules' over drugs test at Vuelta, says Chris Froome

Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race which he won in September.

Dec 14, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
Cycling: Chris Froome being investigated by WADA for the use of salbutamol

Cycling: Chris Froome being investigated by WADA for the use of salbutamol

Chris Froome's problem is that he exceeded the accepted level of salbutamol of 1000ng per millilitre in a urine sample on September 7 in one of around 20 such tests he gave during the Tour of Spain, which would be the equivalent of around four or five puffs on an inhaler. His reported level was 2000ng/ml.

Dec 13, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Cyclist dies from crash near Vuelta a Espana finale

The victim was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in the city of Oviedo, where she passed away.

Sep 10, 2017, 01:21 AM IST
Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

Team Sky rider Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

He is the first to win three consecutive titles since Indurain, who prevailed from 1991-95. The disgraced Lance Armstrong's seven titles since then have been erased from the record book.

Jul 23, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
104th Tour de France: Fourth Tour title almost secure, but Chris Froome says it's getting harder

104th Tour de France: Fourth Tour title almost secure, but Chris Froome says it's getting harder

Barring a calamity on the champagne-sipping celebratory ride from Montgeron to the Champs-Élysées, the 32-year-old captain of the Team Sky armada will claim a third consecutive win and fourth in five years.

Jul 23, 2017, 10:08 AM IST
Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France title after increasing lead in time trial

Chris Froome set for fourth Tour de France title after increasing lead in time trial

Froome, 32, goes on to the Tour honour roll as the first person to win three times in a row since Indurain who was unbeatable between 1991-95.

Jul 22, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Tour is 'mine to lose', says Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

After battling for 3,390 km around France, slogging up the climbs of the Jura, the Pyrenees, Massif central and finally the Alps, Froome has emerged 23 seconds clear of his closest rival and admits that the yellow jersey is now his to lose.

Jul 22, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Tour de France: Title is 'mine to lose', says defending champion Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Tour de France: Title is 'mine to lose', says defending champion Chris Froome ahead of decisive time trial

Saturday`s individual time trial -- a discipline at which the 32-year-old Froome usually excels -- around the streets of Marseille should be routine for the Team Sky rider.

Jul 22, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

Tour de France: Chris Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

With a relatively straightforward ride towards the Mediterranean on Friday and a time-trial in Marseille on Saturday, only something quite extraordinary can now prevent another celebratory ride into Paris for Froome on Sunday.

Jul 21, 2017, 00:41 AM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome in control as Fabio Aru slips down the rankings

Tour de France: Chris Froome in control as Fabio Aru slips down the rankings

The defending champion was attacked by last year`s runner-up Romain Bardet and Ireland`s Dan Martin in the lung-busting ascent to the Col du Galibier but he stayed calm and covered every offensive move.

Jul 19, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
Tour de France: Chris Froome's failure on final slope sets stage for thrilling finale

Tour de France: Chris Froome's failure on final slope sets stage for thrilling finale

Briton Froome, who hammered the opposition in the first big mountain stages in 2013, 2015 and 2016 -- the years he won the title -- could not match the pace of the top guns in the finale in Peyragudes, surrendering the yellow jersey to Italian Fabio Aru.

Jul 14, 2017, 00:34 AM IST
WATCH: Richie Porte, Dan Martin involve in one of the most horrific crashes in Tour de France history

WATCH: Richie Porte, Dan Martin involve in one of the most horrific crashes in Tour de France history

The ninth stage was won by Cannondale-Drapac rider Rigo Uran, who beat Warren Barguil into second place. Froome finished third to maintain his challenge for the overall victory.

Jul 10, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

Tour de France 2017: Sunday's ninth stage in the Jura mountains will be decisive, says Chris Froome

The Team Sky rider leads team mate and fellow Briton Geraint Thomas by 12 seconds with Fabio Aru, who made quite an impression when he prevailed in the first summit finish on Wednesday, in third place 14 seconds off the pace.

Jul 08, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

104th Tour de France: Fabio Aru wins maiden stage win as defending champion Chris Froome snathces yellow jersey

Italian champion Aru launched a blistering attack in the final stretches of the fifth stage, jumping away from the leading group with 2.3km left of the 5.9km climb at a lung-busting average gradient of 8.5 per cent.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

WADA says hackers may have doctored leaked data

It added that the hackers had taken a "cheap shot" at sporting stars who haven't broken any anti-doping rules.

Oct 06, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Post Fancy Bear leak: WADA defends therapeutic use of banned substances

Post Fancy Bear leak: WADA defends therapeutic use of banned substances

TUEs allow athletes to take banned substances for verified medical needs and are signed off by sports federations.

Sep 28, 2016, 23:02 PM IST
Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Tour de France 2016: After third title, Chris Froome focuses on Rio Olympics 2016

Froome, whom many believe could have won that 2012 Tour had he not been riding for, rather than against, Wiggins has never enjoyed the same place in the British fans` affections as his maverick compatriot.

Jul 25, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Unlikely sporting star Chris Froome wins third Tour de France, seals place amongst greats

Froome, who was also champion in 2013 and last year, finished ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet in second and Nairo Quintana of Colombia in third.

Jul 24, 2016, 23:40 PM IST

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