Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome takes a swipe at the persistent doping questions

Tour de France leader and 2013 winner expresses his frustration at the heightened level of suspicion

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Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome says there is room at the top for team-mate Geraint Thomas

The Team Sky rider has helped the race leader chase down a blizzard of attacks

Lance Armstrong, centre, is causing controversy by doing a two-day charity ride on the route

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome fires back as 'tainted idols' doubt his dominance

Briton says remarks from Laurent Jalabert and Cédric Vasseur were 'quite rich'

Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France

Lance Armstrong defies pleas by riding on Tour de France route

Disgraced drug cheat took part in charity ride

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Froome maintained his lead over his General Classification rivals after a demanding 195km stage in the Pyrenees

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Tour de France 2015: Lance Armstrong haunts race by returning to ride same route

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Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome will ignore doping gossip and focus on job, says team-mate Geraint Thomas

Briton retains yellow jersey as innuendo continues to swirl

Chris Froome on stage 11 of the tour

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome retains yellow jersey as Rafal Majka wins stage 11

Polish rider Majka won by a minute on the 188-kilometre route

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome's epic mountain ascent puts glory in his grasp

Briton stuns field with superb breakaway on stage 10

Sky's Chris Froome (left) and Richie Porte on a training ride during Monday's rest day

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