UCI president David Lappartient, is on a visit in the Tour of Italy, fear that the beginning of the Tour still, no decision will be about the “puffertjesprobleem” of Chris Froome. This last showed last fall in an audit during the slotweek of the Vuelta more than the double value of the astmamedicijn salbutamol recorded higher than allowed.
“I hoped then that the matter before the Giro behind it would lie”, gave Lappartient with colleagues from Cyclingnews. “Meanwhile, I dare not say it at the start of the Tour in July, however, would have been the case. However, that would be for all parties is the best solution essentially. Both for the rider in question, his team, the racing cyclists, the UCI and the organizers.”
A few weeks ago there were loud voices on to Froome start to decline in the Italian round. That risk will thus also be the case in the run-up to the Tour. “If by then still no penalty is, he intended the law to drive, although we would prefer otherwise see,” said Lappartient. “The Tour has its own rules of procedure. That enables them to riders in certain circumstances the start to refuse. However, it seems appropriate that an official authority like the UCI, that kind of takes decisions in place of an organizer.”