Chris Froome says he will publish next month the results of independent testing he underwent after winning the Tour de France for the second time in July.
The Team Sky rider, who previously won the race in 2013, took to Twitter to say that the results of his tests would be published in Esquire magazine on 3 December.
"As promised, I will be making the results and analysis of the independent testing I did after #TDF2015 available to the public," he said.
The tests in question were conducted eight years apart, the first coming from the period the 30-year-old spent at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, in 2007; the more recent tests were conducted at the GSK Human Performance Lab in London this August.
During this summer’s Tour de France, Froome was dogged by insinuations fuelled by the French media that his performances were artificially enhanced.
That led to Team Sky taking the unusual step on the second rest day of releasing his performance data from Stage 10 of the race, which he had won, to try and prove he was not cheating.
At the weekend, Froome was in Rio de Janeiro where he has been undertaking a recce of the road and time trial courses for next year’s Olympic Games
At London 2012, he won a bronze medal in the time trial, won by then Sky team mate, Sir Bradley Wiggins; less than a fortnight beforehand, he had been runner-up to Wiggins in the Tour de France.
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