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The beginning of cycling's clean era?

Father of Tour de France winner believes his son can help mend sport's image

Updated: July 22, 2013, 12:04 PM ET
By Staff Report | VeloNews.com

LONDON -- Chris Froome's father claims the newly crowned Tour de France champion is the perfect personality to restore cycling's battered reputation.

Froome, 28, became Britain's second successive winner of the prestigious race when he crossed the finish line in Paris on Sunday, following Bradley Wiggins' success 12 months earlier.

But with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal still fresh in the minds of many, Froome has had to fend off some awkward questions ...

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