I'm no cheat like Lance Armstrong, says Tour de France leader Chris Froome

The Kenyan-born Briton's performance this year, which has featured several short but remarkable attacks on the 20.8 km climb to the summit, raised suspicions -- and prompted comparisons with Armstrong, who saw his record seven Tour titles removed for doping.

updated: July 15, 2013 18:42 IST
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Avignon, France: Tour de France leader Chris Froome on Monday hit out at critics who believe he could be following in the footsteps of shamed drugs cheat Lance Armstrong after his stunning win on Mont Ventoux.

"To compare me with Lance... Lance cheated, I'm not cheating. End of story," the British rider said on the race's second and final rest day Monday.

Froome reinforced his grip on the race leader's yellow jersey, with an impressive win on the fabled climb on Sunday to claim his second mountaintop stage victory of this year's 100th edition.

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