Chris Froome: We're still justifying ourselves after the Lance Armstrong era

Chris Froome (Team Ineos) with his Grand-Tour-winning bikes
Chris Froome (Team Ineos) with his Grand-Tour-winning bikes (Image credit: Michelle Froome)

Chris Froome (Team Ineos) believes that even though cycling has improved anti-doping measures, he and his generation of riders are still paying for the widespread shame and skepticism brought on the sport by the Lance Armstrong era.

The four-time Tour de France champion was asked how much damage Armstrong did to the sport during an Instagram interview conducted by former international cricketer Kevin Pietersen. Froome also discussed several other topics with Pietersen – who clearly took the position of a relative new-comer to the sport – including Tour de France leadership at Ineos, the speed of racing on climbs, and how Froome is coming through the novel coronavirus lockdown.

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