Chris Froome: Salbutamol case decision 'is a big moment for cycling'

Chris Froome (Team Sky) shows off the new jersey for the Tour de France

Chris Froome ( Team Sky ) has welcomed the UCI’s decision to drop its anti-doping proceedings against him , describing it as “an important moment for cycling.” Froome returned an anti-doping sample containing twice the permitted limit of salbutamol at last year’s Vuelta a España, but he was free to race pending the resolution of the case. The UCI’s lengthy statement on Monday morning did not specify why it had dropped the case against Froome, beyond noting that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had indicated that it "would accept, based on the specific facts of the case, that Mr Froome’s sample results do not constitute an AAF [adverse analytical finding].” “I am very pleased that the UCI has exonerated me,” Froome said in a statement issued by Team Sky. “While this decision is obviously a big deal for me and the Team, it’s also an important moment for cycling. I ...

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