Romain Bardet on Chris Froome: 'If I were him I would not consider starting the Tour de France'

The Frenchman says he would be 'ashamed' if he was linked to a case like Froome's salbutamol saga

Romain Bardet and Chris Froome at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale), third in 2017 Tour de France, would be ashamed to be in a similar situation as Chris Froome.

The Frenchman will face Team Sky's star at the Tour again starting on July 7. Froome won last year, but since has been dogged by an asthma drug 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.