MALAGA, Spain (AP) — Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling’s world governing body for failing a doping test.
Froome is participating in the five-day Ruta del Sol in southern Spain, an event he won in 2015.
He finished safely in the main bunch on the opening stage between Mijas and Granada, a stage won by France’s Thomas Boudat in a sprint finish.
“I know I have done nothing wrong, that’s my starting point,” Froome said. “There is a process in place for me to be up to demonstrate that, and that’s obviously what I intend to do.”
Froome has been ordered to explain to the International Cycling Union why a urine sample he provided at the…