Union Cycliste Internationale appears to be open to banning Chris Froome and disciplinary proceedings by sending the adverse doping test Froome returned at the Vuelta a España last season to a tribunal. German judge Ulrich Haas will oversee the case according to French sports daily L’Equipe.
In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports.