Chris Froome's withdrawal from Tirreno-Adriatico shows 'lack of respect', says organiser

Tirreno-Adriatico organiser RCS Sport is upset after Chris Froome's last-minute withdrawal due to a chest infection

Chris Froome in action during Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour of Andalucia Ruta Del Sol

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Chris Froome's last-minute decision yesterday to skip Tirreno-Adriatico for a second consecutive year has angered race organiser RCS Sport, who said that Team Sky is showing a lack of respect.

"I wrote to Sky's team manager, David Brailsford," RCS Sport Cycling Director Mauro Vegni told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.