Tour de France victor Froome returns abnormal test result in Spain's Vuelta

Chris Froome became the first cyclist since 1978 to win both the Vuelta and the Tour in the same year

"The UCI, cycling's world governing body, announced in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that it had notified Chris Froome of an "Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF)" in excess of 1000ng/mg (*) in a sample collected during the Vuelta a Espana", which he won in September.

"I have been a professional cyclist now, treating my symptoms and racing with asthma, for 10 years", Froome said in the interview.

Conducted by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, the independent body set up by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the test found the concentration of Salbutamol in Froome's urine sample was 2,000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL), double the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) limit of 1,000 ng/mL.

Yes. If the UCI decide to uphold the ruling and Froome either fails or decides not to challenge the test result, a lengthy ban could be issued.

Team Sky and Froome are now gathering evidence to support their case, and said in a statement on Wednesday: "There is considerable evidence to show that there are significant and unpredictable variations in the way salbutamol is metabolised and excreted".

Previous year - in an apparent reference to Sir Bradley Wiggins' use of injections to treat asthma and hayfever - he said TUEs were "open to abuse".

Sir Dave Brailsford has overseen an unprecedented era of success in British cycling
Sir Dave Brailsford has overseen an unprecedented era of success in British cycling

"I can understand a lot of people's reactions, especially given the history of the sport".

No. Froome did not need a therapeutic use exemption, which lets athletes take substances that would otherwise be banned, as formal permission was not required to take up to 16 puffs of salbutamol in a 24-hour period. "I know what those rules are, I know what those limits are and I have never been over those limits". However, the 32-year-old Froome, who is asthmatic, has denied any wrongdoing. Team Sky reports that he suffered from "acute asthma symptoms" during the final week of the Vuelta and was advised by a team doctor to increase his dosage of salbutamol to relieve the condition. As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose.

Chris Froome, pictured here leading the way at Vuelta, could face a race suspension.

Froome is considered to be one of the most successful Tour de France cyclists of all time, thanks to four championship wins. "I will provide whatever information it requires", he said.

"I am not going to openly admit halfway through or three-quarters of the way through that, yes, I am suffering here and I have a weakness - they are going to come out absolutely swinging", he said.

Team Sky have admitted that Froome did take extra salbutamol on the date of the failed test - but they insist they did not expect it to take him over the limit.

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