While the entire cycling world is in a whirlwind following disgraced cycling legend Lance Armstrong’s recent confession on drug consumption during his celebrated Tour France wins, the defending Tour de France hero Chris Froome is hell bent on establishing a fresh drug free cycling era.
Lance Armstrong was stripped off his 7 Tour France titles on the ground of dope consumption and banned from professional cycling after the much-worshipped cycling God revealed about his doping activities publicly on a popular TV talk show. Alberto Contador, another cycling great, too was ripped off his 2010 title following drug scandals.
Froome admitted that the recent drug scandals actively involving some of the best regarded faces of cycling will stir doubts among the fans whenever there would be a high profile win. The Nairobi-born rider has come to terms with the fact that his 2013 title and that of Bradley Wiggins’ in 2012 are too under the scanner of doubts amidst cyclist fans- but again he sternly believes that his another Tour France title back-to-back in the coming year would be able to establish the notion of a drug-free cycling era firmly.
If Froome is able to secure a back-to-back Tour France win the coming year he would be the first cyclist to achieve so in a drug-free era, post Miguel Indurain’s feat in 1995.
“If I am able to do it once again, I feel I would be able to get the credibility quotient back to cycling”, remarked a determined Chris Froome. All through his triumph this year, the 28-year-old Froome consistently claimed on being drug-free- He also stressed on the fact that he is on a mission to forward clean cycling.
The esteemed Sky player is eyeing for 2016 Rio Olympic Medal apart from the coming Tour de France 2014 championship that would commence from Yorkshire next year.