Tour leader Froome frustrated over doping questions

Tour de France leader Chris Froome admitted his frustration over questions about doping a day after his impressive stage win.

Chris Froome during the Mont Ventoux stage. Credit: YUZURU SUNADA/Belga

The British cyclist won on Mont Ventoux - one of the most feared climbs in cycling - but his performance was compared to those of Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour titles for doping.

On the doping questions, Froome said: "I just think it's quite sad that we're sitting here the day after the biggest victory of my life, a historic win, talking about doping.

"My team-mates and I have been away from home for months training together and working our arses off to get here, and here I am accused of being a cheat and a liar."

He added: "Lance cheated. I'm not cheating. End of story."