Richie Porte 'flabbergasted' and 'in shock' over Chris Froome anti-doping investigation

Porte describes his reaction to hearing news of UCI investigation into friend and former team-mate

Richie Porte and Chris Froome after stage seven of the Critérium du Dauphiné

(Image credit: ASO/A. Broadway)

Richie Porte has described how he was "flabbergasted" and "in massive shock" when he received the news that friend and former team-mate Chris Froome was under investigation by the UCI after delivering an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol.

Speaking after finishing third in the time trial at the Australian Road National Championships, Porte said that there was little he could say on the matter.

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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.