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Greipel wins at Tour Down Under, Froome’s kidney defence: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 17, 2018

Greipel back to his winning ways on stage 1 of the Tour Down Under; Report: Froome’s defence to be based on malfunctioning kidneys argument; Bardet wants Froome to take a voluntary suspension while salbutamol case is progressing; UCI challenges Lotto-Soudal’s claims that Lambrecht was treated unfairly; Brussels Grand Départ announced for 2019 Tour de France; Landis predicts Froome case could spell end for Team Sky; USA Cycling announces squad for UCI cyclocross world championships; 100 years of the yellow jersey…but Froome is omitted; Video: Halvorsen talks about planned recovery from wrist fracture; Video: Cavendish interviewed by Irish amateurs on training ride

Landis predicts Froome case could spell end for Team Sky

by CyclingTips

Speaking to the Guardian, Former pro and US Postal Service whistleblower Floyd Landis has said that he believes the Chris Froome salbutamol case could eventually see Team Sky collapsing. He also expresses scepticism of the team, saying that there is mounting evidence that all is not as it seems.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Sometimes random or coincidental things happen but I’ve got to be honest,” he laughed, “I find it very, very hard to believe that a package of testosterone was accidentally mailed to a velodrome.

“We can take from what Shane has said they were at least pushing the limit with certain things and now with Froome’s failed test,” he added, “if you take all those things together, there’s no defending that team. Any reasonable person would have more questions.

“There’s no belief in that ‘zero tolerance’ system any more; that was never a real thing it was just great PR about marginal gains and all these cute little sayings they thought up.”

Click through to read the full article at The Guardian.

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