Chris Froome has been named in the Team Sky lineup for next month's the Giro d'Italia despite an ongoing investigation into his adverse doping test.

Froome, who has not ridden in the Giro since 2010 and has never won it, will be aiming to become the first rider to complete the Giro/Tour double for 20 years.

The four-times Tour de France winner remains in a fight to clear his name after an increased dosage of asthma medication at the Vuelta a Espana last year threw up an adverse analytical finding from a urine sample.

His sample showed double the allowed limit of Salbutamol but Froome has denied any wrongdoing and is free to race because he is not suspended.


The three-week 3546.2 km Giro begins in Jerusalem on May 4. The Tour de France starts two months later.