Tour de France winner Chris Froome fails drugs test

Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 09:19 IST | AFP | Paris

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a drugs test for asthma medication during the Vuelta race in September, cycling's governing body UCI said yesterday

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a drugs test for asthma medication during the Vuelta race in September, cycling's governing body UCI said yesterday. The British Team Sky rider had twice the permitted level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his body.

Chris Froome

The UCI has asked Froome to provide more information but has not suspended him. Team Sky said the Froome, 32, had suffered from asthma since childhood and had been affected by symptoms during the Vuelta a Espana, the Tour of Spain, which he went on to win. But the team said he had taken no more than the allowable amount of Salbutamol.

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