Team Sky will 'implode' if Chris Froome gets banned, says Floyd Landis

Former US Postal rider predicts the demise of Team Sky

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Already under pressure while star rider Chris Froome tries to clear his name in an anti-doping investigation into an adverse finding for salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a España, Team Sky could "implode" if Froome is handed a ban, according to former US Postal rider and confessed drug cheat Floyd Landis.

Froome's lawyers are likely to argue that a "kidney malfunction" led to Froome delivering an adverse analytical finding for a high concentration of salbutamol after stage 17 of the Vuelta, but Landis says that he still expects the four-time Tour winner to receive a ban, and for this to have serious consequences for the future of Team Sky.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.