Don’t question this year’s Tour de France winner. That came straight from the horse’s mouth as Chris Froome didn’t hesitate to say he’s clean after winning the 100th Tour de France on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Brit said his yellow jersey will “stand the test of time” and that he will not be stripped of his title like Lance Armstrong. That’s nice to hear after biking’s biggest star fell from grace and here’s to hoping Froome is the real deal.
After taking the lead in Stage 8, Froome led the rest of the way and effectively won the race on Saturday. Then the second Brit to win the Tour in as many years rode into Paris in style on Sunday, sipping champagne and accepting congratulations from his competitors while donning the yellow jersey.
Froome offers the Tour hope that it won’t be tainted again and his incredible performance gives the event a new star that could take the throne as bike racing’s new king. He’s entering the prime of his career and the competition has seemingly thinned due to the increase in drug testing after Armstrong’s fallout, so now Froome is primed for a run at glory without the aids of banned substances.
Only time will tell, but Froome seems confident that won’t be an issue.