ASO moving to block Chris Froome's Tour de France defence
Joe Robinson 22 Mar 2018 Tour organisers are considering preventing the defending champion from riding as salbutamol case rumbles on Organisers of the Tour de France say they are willing to prevent Chris Froome from defending his title if the ongoing salbutamol case is left unresolved by July. According to Press Association reports, Tour organiser ASO will be willing to refuse Chris Froome a place in the race, confident that the move would would resist any legal challenge presented by Team Sky. Froome's participation at both the Tour and the Giro d'Italia this year has been under scrutiny since news of his adverse analytical finding (AAF) for asthma drug salbutamol at last year's Vuelta a Espana was leaked last December. Both the ASO and Giro organiser RCS have stressed continued concerns over Froome's participation at the two Grand Tours while the case remains unsolved, saying their chief concern is that ...
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