It would be easier for everyone if Team Sky suspended Froome, says UCI boss

David Lappartient says he expects Chris Froome's salbutamol case to drag on throughout 2018

Chris Froome at the 2017 Tour de France (Credit:ASO/Pauline BALLET)

(Image credit: ASO/Pauline BALLET)

Team Sky should stop Chris Froome from beginning his 2018 campaign next month, says UCI boss David Lappartient.

Froome tested for twice the legal limit of asthma drug salbutamol after the 18th stage of the Vuelta a España. The case, leaked to the media, is still being examined and could drag on for a year.

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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.