Tour de France 2013: Froome treatment hurtful - Brailsford

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford says the treatment of Tour de France leader Chris Froome over doping questions has been very "hurtful".

Brailsford added that he really "felt" for Froome as he had come from "humble beginnings", worked hard and gone about things the "right way".

Froome said he took "a big sigh of relief" after retaining his lead on Friday and is looking forward to the penultimate stage of the Tour.