'I'm proud to be part of the team': Chris Froome dismisses Doping in Sport report allegations

Froome backs team boss Dave Brailsford in press conference ahead of Tirreno-Adriatico

Chris Froome ahead of the 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome has called the suggestion that he may have been in a group of riders treated with corticosteroids ahead of the 2012 Tour de France "complete rubbish" and has backed David Brailsford despite calls for his resignation.

Team Sky's leader spoke on Tuesday, one day ahead of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race where he will face rivals Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) for the overall title. It marks his second race this season after debuting to questions on his own salbutamol case at the Ruta del Sol in February.

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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.