'Get a bit of perspective': Dave Brailsford responds to critics over Chris Froome salbutamol case

Team Sky general manager says he's looking forward to being able to prove the innocence of Froome and the team

Team Sky general manager Dave Brailsford has urged critics to "get a bit of perspective" as he vouched for Chris Froome's innocence in his ongoing anti-doping investigation ahead of Froome's return to action at the Ruta del Sol.

Speaking ahead of the start of the opening stage of the five-stage race in southern Spain, Brailsford defended his rider, and said that he was looking forward to proving that Froome and Team Sky had not broken anti-doping rules after a urine test at the Vuelta a España found that Froome had twice the permitted concentration of salbutamol in his urine.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.