Chris Froome describes latest reports on salbutamol case as ‘fake news’

Chris Froome at the Tirreno-Adriatico press conference

Chris Froome ( Team Sky ) described reports that his salbutamol case has been sent to the UCI’s Anti-Doping Tribunal as ‘fake news’ on Friday evening, only to delete the twitter message a few hours later. The French newspaper Le Monde reported on Friday that Froome’s case had been transferred from the UCI Legal Anti-Doping Services (LADS) to its Anti-Doping Tribunal, suggesting that the UCI LADS had rejected Froome’s explanations as to why his level of salbutamol was double the 1000ng/ml permitted level. Froome's urine sample from an anti-doping control, taken after stage 18 of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, was found to have exceeded the permitted limit of the asthma drug salbutamol. The 32-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing and says he is a long-term asthma sufferer. He insists that he knows the rules and has never taken more salbutamol than he is allowed. A few hours after the ...

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