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by Shane Stokes
June 24, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Yates and Chaves confirmed at head of Orica-Scott’s Tour team, Gerrans misses out; Contador’s Trek-Segafredo squad named for Tour de France; Martin shows solid pre-Tour form with seventh national TT championship; Cookson rejects claims he read and ignored 2012 Peter King report; Froome: ‘I have never been offered triamcinolone at Team Sky’; Behind the scenes insight into the work and character of Trek-Segafredo soigneur; Video: Steve Cummings speaks after winning British TT championships; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Shara Gillow; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on DROPS Cycling Team; Video: Couch Time with Carlee Taylor – Episode 1
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome told The Guardian’s William Fotheringham categorically that he was not offered, nor administered, any of the 55 doses of the corticosteroid triamcinolone that were ordered by Team Sky between 2010 and 2013. Those dosages remain part of an investigation by UK Anti-Doping into allegations of possible wrongdoing at the British racing team.
Froome told the Guardian: “I can only speak about my experiences in the team at the time. I certainly haven’t been offered triamcinolone in the team.” Asked if he had had any triamcinolone, he replied: “I haven’t, no.”
Asked if he had had any injections of triamcinolone from Team Sky, he again answered “no.”
Asked what had gone through his mind when the triamcinolone purchase was made public, Froome replied: “Honestly I haven’t given it much thought. It’s not something I’ve gone and done my own investigation on. I’ve been so focused on trying to get ready for July and I think the investigation has been happening in the background. I’ve been happy to let it be, let the professionals deal with that. My focus has been on July and getting ready for that.”
To read more, click through to theguardian.com.