Doping questions follow Chris Froome after Ventoux victory
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Britain Chris Froome passes world heritage site Mont-Saint-Michel, rear, a rocky tidal island which holds a monastery, during the eleventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 33 kilometers (20.6 miles) with start in in Avranches and finish in Mont-Saint-Michel, western France, Wednesday July 10 2013. AP photoBriton Chris Froome is looking increasingly likely to wear the yellow jersey over the finish line of the Tour de France on July 21. But his astonishing performance in Sunday’s climb up Mont Ventoux has led to renewed suspicion of doping.
British rider Chris Froome’s astonishing performance in the Tour de France's gruelling climb up Mont Ventoux in Provence on Sunday will open him to ever more intensive questions about doping, according to his Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford.
Froome became the first British winner of the punishing mountain stage of the Tour de France, the same climb into thin air that took the life of fellow countryman Tom Simpson in 1967, who died from a lethal cocktail of heat, drugs and exhaustion.
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