UCI president hopes for breakthrough in Chris Froome case before Giro d'Italia

David Lappartient wants to see case resolved quickly, but emphasises the right of Froome to mount a proper defence

David Lappartient hopes for a quick resolution to Chris Froome's anti-doping investigation

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UCI president David Lappartient says that he hopes that the anti-doping investigation into Chris Froome will be concluded - one way or another - before the start of the Giro d'Italia in May.

Froome is currently under investigation after delivering an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a España, and due to the nature of the substance is not subject to a provisional suspension meaning that he could take to the start line of the Giro d'Italia in Jerusalem on May 6 with the investigation still ongoing.

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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.