Lizzie Deignan: Chris Froome's reputation has been unfairly damaged by salbutamol case

'Unfortunately people have made up their minds, and that is not based on the full story'

Chris Froome on the attack during stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome's ongoing salbutamol case from the Vuelta a España has been handled unfairly and Froome's reputation damaged whatever the eventual outcome, says Lizzie Deignan.

The case is still being investigated by the UCI and should have remained confidential. However the case was leaked to The Guardian and Le Monde in December, leading to months of speculation over the case.

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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.