Bernard Hinault calls on Tour de France riders to strike over Chris Froome's participation

Hinault hits out at Froome again as he prepares to target a fifth Tour title

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French cycling great Bernard Hinault has called on the Tour de France to strike over Chris Froome's planned participation in the race starting July 7 from Vendée.

Hinault already spoke strongly against Froome over his Vuelta a España asthma drug result. Froome tested above the allowed limit for salbutamol on the way to winning the 2017 Vuelta. The case is ongoing and meanwhile, the Brit is free to race

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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.