Chris froome will start his 2018 season at ruta del sol next week


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Aug 12, 2001
Chris Froome will be back in action at the Ruta del Sol next week.

Seemingly not concerned about returning an anti-doping sample containing more than twice the permissible levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the final week of last year’s Vuelta a Espana. He has been clocking up the training miles in South Africa over the past month, putting in over 5,000 kilometres according to his Strava account.

Chris Froome will start his 2018 season at Ruta del Sol next week
Chris Froome will start his 2018 season at the Ruta del Sol (February 14-18) as he begins his preparation for the Giro d’Italia while lawyers and medical experts continue to work behind the scenes to clear his name in the ongoing salbutamol case.

Froome has spent the early part of the year training in South Africa, and will travel to Europe to begin his 2018 season in southern Spain where he took victory in 2015.

Team Sky have faced calls from the likes of UCI president David Lappartient to voluntarily suspend Froome while the investigation into his adverse analytical finding at the 2017 Vuelta a España is concluded, but have apparently decided against taking this course of action.