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Tour de France video: Froome on doping, winning on Mont Ventoux

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Christopher Froome (Sky) makes history, winning on Mont Ventoux and extending his race lead

Christopher Froome (Sky) makes history, winning on Mont Ventoux and extending his race lead (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome (Sky) approaches the summit of the Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky) approaches the summit of the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Froome (Sky Procycling) leads Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the upper slopes of Mont Ventoux

Chris Froome (Sky Procycling) leads Nairo Quintana (Movistar) on the upper slopes of Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Christopher Froome (Sky) arrived to the top of Mont Ventoux alone

Christopher Froome (Sky) arrived to the top of Mont Ventoux alone (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Christopher Froome (Sky) comes across the summit of the Mont Ventoux

Christopher Froome (Sky) comes across the summit of the Mont Ventoux (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)

On the second rest day of the Tour de France Chris Froome faced several questions from the media relating to doping, with the race leader asked to reassure the press corp that he was riding and winning the Tour clean.

The questions have turned up a notch after Froome’s win on Mont Ventoux, while Sky’s somewhat understandable hesitation to release their data have fanned the flames.

Froome, himself, understands why questions have been raised given the nature of the sport and the rampant doping that has distorted races and results for years.

The British rider remained adamant, though, that he is clean and in this video talks about his stance on doping, winning on Mont Ventoux and the pressures of leading the biggest bike race in the world.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.