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Tour de France leader Chris Froome to undergo independent drug testing

The British cyclist leads this leg of the Tour de France, but stands accused of doping and has agreed to tests to prove his innocence.

News 15 Jul 2015, 16:39 IST
Froome (in yellow) wearing the leader’s jersey at the Tour de France this year

Froome, who is participating in the currently ongoing Tour de France, stands accused of using performance-enhancing drugs during competition. 

In order to prove that he is not involved in doping, Froome has said he will undergo physiological testing via an independent agency. The British cyclist convincingly won the 10th stage of the cycling championship, leading his closest competitor Tejay van Garderen by a significant 3 minutes. 

Following the win, however, several spectators and cyclists were sceptical of his prowess, leading to an inquisition against the cyclist, who has now agreed to subject his samples to examination in a bid to prove his innocence.

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