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Chris Froome doping? Don't ask me, I've no idea, says Lance Armstrong

Published 14/07/2015 | 21:47

Britain's Christopher Froome waits for a signal of the master of ceremonies to leave the podium as the hostess walks off the podium of the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 167 kilometers (103.8 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish in La Pierre-Saint-Martin, France
Britain's Christopher Froome waits for a signal of the master of ceremonies to leave the podium as the hostess walks off the podium of the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 167 kilometers (103.8 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish in La Pierre-Saint-Martin, France

Convicted doper Lance Armstrong has weighed into the debate over Chris Froome, after the Team Sky rider put in an astounding performance on the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

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Froome's superb ride, which may have effectively ended the race for this year's yellow jersey, saw him finish nearly a minute ahead of his nearest competitor.

But after the race Froome faced renewed questions about the spectre of doping in the sport, insisting he had nothing to hide.

Armstrong said that he was receiving questions about the day's cycling, amid widespread disbelief on Twitter about Froome's ride.




On the subject of Froome and Team Sky's performance, Armstrong said "Clearly Froome/Porte/Sky are very strong. Too strong to be clean? Don't ask me, I have no clue."

Later Armstrong said he was "not interested" in accusing cyclists of doping, and "did not have the credibility to opine".

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