Clearing Chris Froome lacks credibility without providing evidence, says anti-doping expert

All smiles from Chris Froome after the Sky captain collected another red jersey

A leading anti-doping expert has questioned the UCI's decision to drop proceedings against Chris Froome , labelling it as being without credibility unless a full report into their findings is published. Froome was cleared by the UCI on Monday, bringing to an end a near 10-month saga that began on stage 18 of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, when the Team Sky rider returned an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol . Froome's urine sample contained twice WADA's threshold limit for the controlled asthma drug, but despite his legal team lodging a 1,500-page report as part of his defence, no facts or evidence relating to the case have been released. In a statement published on Monday morning, the UCI merely said that "in light of WADA's unparalleled access to information and authorship of the salbutamol regime, the UCI has decided, based on WADA's position, to close the proceedings against Mr Froome." ...

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