Stage 15 was always going to be a decisive stage on the Tour de France, but none would have expected such a dominant performance from Christopher Froome. 

The Maillot Jaune wearer simply rode away from all of his competitors including the previous Tour de France winner Alberto Contador, who was reduced to nothing. But following this amazing win on top of Mount Ventoux lots of questions are being asked of the Kenyan born rider.

Only a few days prior to Stage 15 Antoine Vayer, a French coach, crunched the numbers on Froome and said the results from the rider were 'almost mutant'. 

Climbing Mount Ventoux Chris Froome looked unbeatable, a strong performance from a strong rider. He now holds both the Yellow Jersey and the Polka Dot Jersey (King of the Mountains) and with his nearest rivals over four minutes down, this Tour de France win looks like Froome's for the taking.

Following this ride both Chris Froome and Sir Dave Brailsford have come out and denied any form of doping. Chris Froome said: "It is just quite sad that we are sitting here a day after the biggest victory of my life, quite a historic win, talking about doping." 

As he was quick to deny any comparisons with the way Lance Armstrong would destroy his rivals, Froome continued by saying: "I don't know about that other stuff [Doping]. I know what I have done to get here and I am extremely proud of what I have done. Lance cheated, I'm not cheating. End of Story."

Unfortunately for Froome, the sworded past of cycling means that every rider will be questioned and probed when such a dominant victory is accomplished.

Chris Froome joined Team Sky in 2010. Prior to that he rode for Barloworld, a team that themselves struggled with doping. Their former rider Moisés Dueñas Nevado tested positive for EPO during the 2008 Tour de France. 

With Barloworld Chris Froome rode two grand tours, finishing 83rd in the 2008 Tour de France, and 34th in the 2009 Giro d'Italia. 

Since joining Team Sky Chris Froome hasn't finished lower than fourth in a grand tour. This included a second place finish in the Vuelta a Espana in 2011, a further second place in the 2012 Tour de France, and a fourth place in the 2012 Vuelta. The 2012 Vuelta saw Alberto Contador take victory.


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