Chris Froome is allowed to start in the 105th edition of the Tour de France. The British rider has been cleared by the WADA in his salbutamol case. Froome tested positive on salbutamol during his win in the Vuelta a España 2017. A day before the clearance, the French newspaper Le Monde wrote that the ASO was about to try to avoid participation of Froome to the Tour de France because he damaged the image of professional cycling.
Meanwhile, the UCI has banned Lars Boom from professional cycling for a month after his fight during the Tour of Norway earlier this year. The Dutchmen had during the second stage of that race hit Preben Van Hecke after he bothered Boom earlier in the stage.
All teams have made their selection for the Tour de France public. Some teams had to change their selection after the National championships. Team Sunweb had to replace Wilco Kelderman with Laurens Ten Dam because Kelderman crashed during the championships and have again injured his shoulder. Cofidis have left Nacer Bouhanni at home. The French sprinter is not selected and Christophe Laporte is now the sprinter of Cofidis during the Tour.