Poels keen to lead Sky if Chris Froome is sidelined by ban

Wout Poels’ off-hand confirmation, after his victory in Wednesday’s time trial stage of Paris-Nice, that he is riding this year’s Giro d’Italia came as a surprise to many. But the possibility – if Chris Froome is subject to a ban following his Adverse Analytical Finding for Salbutamol – of leading Team Sky at the corsa rosa fails to unnerve him.

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