Team Sky helping cycling with Chris Froome data, says Sir Dave Brailsford
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 11/12/15 9:22am
Sir Dave Brailsford says Team Sky are committed to taking a "leadership role" in eradicating doping from cycling.
The team principal's call came after Tour de France winner Chris Froome released independent physiological data which he hopes will re-build trust in the sport.
His VO2 max, which is the maximum volume of oxygen that an athlete can use, was more than double that of a normal human being and blood data was also taken and found to be normal.
The Team Sky rider agreed to the independent testing after his second Tour de France win last year came in for scrutiny, as the 30-year-old was doused with urine thrown by a spectator and called a doper during the race.
"There has been a growing call for transparency and that is what we are trying to embrace," Brailsford told Sky Sports News HQ.
"It should be seen as a really good step, another small stop towards helping building the future of cycling.
"The more data we can provide, the more things we can put out there, the more evidence we can give, I think it is a trend that is definitely going in the right direction.
"Ultimately we do want to take a leadership role in this to show everybody that you can win the biggest bike races clean."