Team Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski secured overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico following the final stage time trial.
Chris Froome has urged the president of world cycling’s governing body to talk to him directly about the ongoing salbutamol investigation rather than address the issue in public.
Sir Dave Brailsford’s future as Team Sky principal has been questioned by International Cycling Union president David Lappartient following the findings of a parliamentary report into the British team’s activities.
Chris Froome has backed Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford and dismissed as “absolute rubbish” claims he was among those treated with corticosteroids in the build-up to the 2012 Tour de France.
Sir Bradley Wiggins believes Team Sky’s dominance on the road and the controversies surrounding the team have led to a “negative” atmosphere in the sport.
Chris Froome is well within his rights to keep racing even as he battles to clear his name after an adverse analytical finding for Salbutamol, according to British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park.
Chris Froome finished the Ruta del Sol in 10th position as Belgian rider Tim Wellens claimed overall victory in Andalucia.
Chris Froome slipped out of the top 10 in the overall standings at the Ruta del Sol after suffering a puncture towards the end of Saturday’s fourth stage.
Chris Froome finished safely in the pack and his Team Sky team-mate Wout Poels retained the leader’s red jersey after a relatively uneventful third stage at the Ruta del Sol on Friday.
Chris Froome insists he has “done nothing wrong” and has defended his decision to return to racing at the Ruta del Sol.