Bernard Hinault sticks to his guns and says that Chris Froome should not have been allowed to ride Tour de France

Hinault speculates about how hostile reception may affect Froome

Bernard Hinault has had plenty to say on Chris Froome's salbutamol case

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Bernard Hinault has continued to go on the offensive against Chris Froome, saying that the four-time Tour de France champion has no place at this year's race despite the UCI's decision to drop an anti-doping investigation against him.

Froome has faced a hostile reception in the north-west of France, including in Hinault's home region of Brittany, in the opening week of the race, including being welcomed by a chorus of boos and whistles at the pre-race team presentation.

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