Tour de France race director slams ‘grotesque’ delay of Chris Froome decision

• Christian Prudhomme says race organisers need position clarified
• Froome is still free to race pending response over failed drug test

The race director of the Tour de France has criticised the lack of a decision on Chris Froome’s failed drug test, calling the delay “grotesque”.

Froome has won the Tour de France four times but Christian Prudhomme has already stated he does not want the Briton at this year’s race unless his anti-doping case is resolved.

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