The International Cycling union explains Chris Froome is no sanction in the salbutamolaffaire. The file is closed, confirms UCI. The 33-year-old Froome gets no penalty, and may soon do a throw to a fifth victory in the Tour of France. Organiser ASO had no argument to keep him from the Tour de France and was called the leader of Sky, meanwhile welcome in the Tour. Tourbaas Christian Prudhomme had on the French tv to know that Froome has permission to participate.
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The rider of Sky tested last year on the 7th of september in the Vuelta, which he won, positive to salbutamol, a treatment for asthma. In his urine was two times the allowable amount of found. Despite the positive test decided his team Froome not on non-active.
Froome has gathered a team of experts and scientists from around the to his innocence. That strategy bore fruit because according to the UCI “on the basis of all the info that the rider has provided no reason for Froome to punish”. The cycling union says to realize that the judgment is a lot of substance to the discussion yields but further notes that the decision was taken “on the basis of opinions of experts, the opinion of WADA (the world anti-doping Agency) and a full study of all the elements in the case”.
“The UCI hopes that the world of cycling, the focus now can focus on the next races on the cycling calendar,” concludes the message.c
The news comes a day after the French newspaper Le Monde became known that the Tour organization ASO at Team Sky for Froome at home as long as there is no ruling was made in the salbutamolaffaire. Because of this ruling seems to be the blazon of Froome just in time polished and ASO had in the meantime already know to the French news agency AFP that Froome is welcome in the Tour. Christian Prudhomme, head of tour organization has ASO, left on the French tv also all know that Froome has permission to participate.
“I felt that my results will stand the test of time would be endured”
“I am very happy that the UCI me acquitted,” responded Froome in a press release. “This decision is clearly an important issue for me and the team, but also an important moment for the whole championships. I understand the history of this great sport – good and bad. I have my leadership always taken very seriously and I do things always the right way. I meant it when I said that I never winnaarstrui would dishonour and that my results will stand the test of time would have passed.”
“I suffer from childhood asthma, I knew I had nothing wrong was done”
“I have never doubted that this case would be rejected for the simple reason that I knew that I did nothing wrong and have done. I suffer from childhood asthma, I know exactly what the rules are about my asthma medication and I use my inhaler only to have my symptoms within the permissible limits and control.”
“I understand the frustration about how long the case aansleepte”
“Of course, had the UCI the test results from the Vuelta. Unfortunately continued the details of the case are not confidential, as should. I understand more than anyone the frustration about how long the case aansleepte and the uncertainty that this has caused. I am glad that it is finally over. I am grateful for all the support I received from the team and many fans all over the world. The judgment of today draws a line under the whole story. It means that we all can go and focus on the Tour de France.”
Team Sky explains why “UCI him, however, had to acquit”
“We always have the full confidence maintained in the integrity of Chris,” said team boss Dave Brailsford. “We knew that he was the proper medical guidance followed with the control of his asthma in the Vuelta, and we were sure that he would eventually be acquitted. That is also why we decided that Chris was allowed to continue racing while the process was underway, in accordance with the UCI rules. But we are happy that it is resolved.”
“The increased Salbutamol-value in his urine during the Vuelta was by the UCI and WADA, to be treated as a ‘presumed’ harmful analysis (AAF), which prompted us to provide additional information. After a comprehensive overview of that information, relevant data and scientific research, the UCI and WADA concluded that in fact there was no AAF was and that there is no single rule was violated.”
“We have from the beginning said that there are complex medical and physiological problems are that the metabolism and excretion of Salbutamol affect. The same individual can have significant variations in test results over several days are taken, while the exact same quantity of Salbutamol was used. This means that the level of Salbutamol in a single urine sample is not a reliable indicator of the inhaled amount. Examination of all 21 test results of Chris during the Vuelta revealed that the result of that 18th stage within the expected variatiebereik lag and therefore was consistent with the fact that he is a permitted dose Salbutamol had taken.”
“Chris has proven that he is a great champion – not just on the bike, but also by how he himself in this period has worn. It was not easy, but his professionalism, integrity and good attitude under pressure were an example for the sport. The biggest cycling race in the world begins about five days. We can’t wait to be back racing and with Chris’s help to set the record of five victories and unforgettable. “
Saturday (July 7) start the 105th Tour in the Vendée. Wednesday, Team Sky, at 18h there is a press conference scheduled.
Froome vying for a fifth stage win and can thus be at the same height of record holders Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. If the Briton in the yellow take home, it is also the fourth grand tour in a row that he wins after the Tour 2017, the Vuelta 2017 and the Giro 2018