Chris Froome denies he’s about to leave Team Sky to join pal Richie Porte at rivals BMC after ‘jiffygate’ scandal

CHRIS FROOME has denied he’s about to leave Team Sky to hook up together with his pal Richie Porte at rivals BMC.

L'Equipe ran a narrative today suggesting the three-time Tour de France winner is about to leave Dave Brailsford's workforce and head for his or her rivals.

 Chris Froome has denied he is about to leave Team Sky to join rivals BMC

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Chris Froome has denied he’s about to leave Team Sky to join rivals BMC

However Froome, talking at the ultimate Tour heat-up race, the Criterium du Dauphine, rubbished the French paper's claims.

He stated: "Full garbage. I don't know the place that's come from. Because it stands I’ve a contract till the top of 2018.

 Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford have worked together since 2010

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Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford have labored collectively since 2010

"I've acquired no intentions of leaving. I've not even thought about it.

"There's been no dialogue."

The 32-yr-previous has been at Sky because it began in 2010 and helped Bradley Wiggins to win the 2012 Tour earlier than happening to win three of his personal.

However the on-going 'jiffygate' rumbles have overshadowed the group this yr, with UK Anti-Doping nonetheless but to publish their findings after being savaged in a collection of Parliamentary Q&A periods.

 Chris Froome won his third Tour de France title last summer

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Chris Froome gained his third Tour de France title final summer time
 Chris Froome admitted his time trialling needs work ahead of the Tour de France

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Chris Froome admitted his time trialling wants work forward of the Tour de France
 Richie Porte joined the BMC team in 2016 and won the time trial at yesterday's time trial

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Richie Porte joined the BMC group in 2016 and gained the time trial at yesterday's time trial

Froome is at present sixth basically classification at the Dauphine, 1min 4sec down on first with former Sky mate Porte in second, 27sec again on chief Thomas de Gendt.

Each Aussie Porte and Froome have been huge pals at Sky, earlier than Porte left to join BMC for the beginning of final season.

However the Brit's time trial was underneath-par on Wednesday, as he crossed the road 37sec behind Porte, with some wonderful-tuning nonetheless to do and the Tour due to begin with a time trial on July 1.

Froome informed Cycling Information: "I'd love to experience with Richie once more however I've received no intentions of leaving Team Sky.

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"It's completely false. I've no concept the place that got here from. I've not been in any talks with BMC.

"It was a troublesome time trial and never my greatest efficiency, but when something it exhibits what nice form a few of my different Tour de France rivals are in.

"We've obtained three weeks now after the Dauphine when it comes to time trial work and it's clearly one thing I'll have to work on."

Froome was left surprised final month when he was knocked off his bike by a automotive close to his residence in Monaco, leaving his £10,000 Pinarello F10 bike mangled.

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CHRIS FROOME has denied he’s about to leave Team Sky to hook up together with his pal Richie Porte at rivals BMC.

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