Froome: I got over doping criticism because I have nothing to hide

Chris Froome also says Mikel Landa could ride with him at the 2016 Tour de France, but there are many other strong riders to challenge him for places

Chris Froome on stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Chris Froome says he should have taken some of the doping suspicion angled at him at the Tour de France as praise for his performance, but admits it was hard to face such vocal abuse.

Media, including former rider Laurent Jalabert on French television, questioned the plausibility of Froome's performances after his power data from a stage of the 2013 Tour came to light.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.