'We need to know if he can race, or if he's suspended': Giro boss calls for UCI decision on Chris Froome

Giro d'Italia race director calls on UCI to either suspend Froome before Giro, or let him race with any results standing and no retrospective ban

Chris Froome prepares for stage two of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Giro d'Italia organisers have called on the UCI to take steps to ensure that Chris Froome is only allowed to start the race on May 4 if it is guaranteed that his results will stand following his adverse analytical finding for salbutamol.

Speaking at the launch of the 2018 edition of Strade Bianche in Siena, Giro d'Italia race director Mauro Vengi said that he was eager for the UCI to find a solution that would mean there would be no repeat of what happened with Alberto Contador in 2011.

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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.