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Froome hopes for end to doping saga

Cycling

Geneva - Tour de France champion Chris Froome wants an investigation into cycling's doping history to finally close an era dominated by Lance Armstrong.

Froome tells The Associated Press he hopes “anyone who does have anything to contribute would get involved” with a commission created by the International Cycling Union.

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MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, FRANCE - JULY 10: Chris Froome of Great Britain riding for Sky Procycling takes the podium after defending the overall race leader's yellow jersey during stage eleven of the 2013 Tour de France, a 33KM Individual Time Trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel, on July 10, 2013 in Mont-Saint-Michel, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The independent panel aims to investigate how doping happened from 1998-2013 and possible UCI complicity.

Froome hopes it will conclude “that was that era. We can now put that to bed and stop asking questions about it.”

Armstrong and former UCI presidents Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid will be invited for closed-door interviews at Lausanne, Switzerland.

Froome says the panel could engage “not just necessarily those three, but anyone really who is part of that era and can contribute to resolving it.”

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