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‘I broke no rules’ says Tour de France winner Chris Froome after ‘adverse’ drugs test

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says he has not broken any rules after returning an “adverse” drugs test result during his victory at this year’s Vuelta a Espana.

Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race which he won in September, the UCI and his team revealed on Wednesday.

“I understand this comes as a big shock to people,” Froome said in an interview with the BBC published late on Wednesday.

“I certainly haven’t broken any rules here.”

Cycling’s governing body UCI said an anti-doping test on September 7 showed more than the allowable level of Salbutamol which can be taken without needing a therapeutic use exemption (TUE)