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Chris Froome to release post-Tour de France test data next month

Data plus figures from 2007 will be published in Esquire on 3 December

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.

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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.

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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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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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fustuarium | 8 years ago
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Esquire? As in the hair style, suit and craft beer magazine? That's really odd.

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