More Details Of Chris Froome's Successful Salbutamol Defence

Chris Froome celebrates sealing the overall win after stage 20 at the Giro

Although Team Sky said it would not be releasing the details of the evidence that led to Chris Froome being absolved of an anti-doping rule violation for excess levels of salbutamol in the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, Froome himself gave further information in an interview with The Times , refuting the oft-stated assertion that his sample tested at twice the allowed limit. "The most frustrating part was when I'd see stuff that was totally incorrect but supposedly leaked. Because then everyone would assume it was a fact," Froome told The Times ' Matt Dickinson. He went on to confirm that his sample was adjusted for dehydration, which was not part of the standard procedure for doping control analysis until this year. Froome's uncorrected salbutamol level was 2000ng/mL, as reported last year in the original story published by The Guardian and Le Monde on December 13. That value is double WADA's ...

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