With Chris Froome's physiological test results due to be published on December 4, Sir Dave Brailsford doesn't expect to hear the last of the doping allegations

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford doesn’t believe that Chris Froome’s physiological test results, set to be published on Friday, will be enough to make all of his doubters disappear.

According to Brailsford, who helped mastermind Froome’s two Tour de France wins, there will always be people who will question the validity of the Brit’s performances, but he sees no harm in Froome releasing his data.

Some critics have also pointed to the fact that Froome’s testing was carried out independently, by GlaxoSmithKline in London, rather than by the UCI, but, again, Brailsford is backing his rider’s decision to undergo such tests.

“It’s not a panacea. It’s not going to solve everything, but I can’t see the harm in it. You can never stop every single doubter. You can’t do that. However, what you can do is try – there’s no harm in trying,” said Brailsford at a Bloodwise charity event in London, according to the Press Association.

“I think the independence thing is a good thing. And why not? I can’t see the negative in it. There’s a lot of talk about transparency these days, trying to have a leadership role. He’s won the Tour twice, we should make the effort.

“There are opportunities to do what we can to make the unbelievable believable.”

Brailsford insisted that he had no part in the testing process, saying he will find out the results along with everyone else when they are published on the Esquire website on December 4.

He added: “I don’t know what the results are going to be but I can pretty much bet the results are going to be the physiology of a Tour de France winning champion. We know that.”

  • Stevo

    He could tell them to go b**z off, which is all they deserve.

  • trevor77

    A publicity stunt? After years of accusation and of people stamping their feet saying they want to see Froome’s numbers, he finally consents and it’s a publicity stunt?

    That right there is why Froome and Sky should not lift a finger to appease the doubters. “It’s the wrong tests! It’s the wrong people!”

  • John Westwell

    Of course they are a publicity stunt. But what else can Froome do? There’s no way to ‘prove’ that he isn’t doping, so – as Brailsford points out – he’s trying to be as transparent as possible.

  • llos25

    I am not a lunatic nor do I live in an asylum ,these figures mean absolutely nothing to anybody they are just a publicity stunt.

  • CanSomeoneTellMe

    I’m sure the lunatics in the asylum are frothing at the mouth already.