Wout Poels: 'I haven't spoken much with Froome. He's got other things to do at the moment'

Key domestique says it's just a matter of waiting and hoping over Chris Froome case

Wout Poels leads Chris Froome on stage 20 of the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

One of Chris Froome's most valued domestiques at Team Sky says that he has had little contact with the Brit since news of his salbutamol test emerged in December, letting Froome concentrate on his own early season training and clearing his name.

Wout Poels was a key figure in Froome's victories in the 2015 and 2016 Tours de France and the 2017 Vuelta a España (missing out on selection for last year's Tour with a knee injury), but says that he has had little communication with Froome over the past two months.

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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.