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|Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 am Post subject: legacy will not be tainted by 'adverse' drugs test
|The Team Sky rider, 32, had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine.In an interview with the BBC in Mallorca, Froome said he "knows the http://www.officialauthenticdolphinsstore.com/Nike-Jawuan-James-Jersey.html rules" and there was "no wrongdoing".
"I understand this comes as a big shock to people," he said. "I certainly haven't broken any rules here."Cycling's world governing body the UCI wants more details from the team but says Froome is not suspended.
The use of Salbutamol is permitted, without the need of a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), but only within certain doses.Froome says he increased his dosage but it was within the legal limits, adding that he was "only too happy" to help the UCI "fill in the blanks".
Asked whether he felt his legacy was permanently tainted, Froome said: "No."He added: "I can understand a lot of people's reactions, especially given the history of the sport. This is not a Kirk Mclean Jersey positive test.
"The sport is coming from a very dark background and I have tried to do everything through my career to show that the sport has turned around."Froome says he took his team doctor's advice to up his inhaler use after his asthma symptoms got worse during the Vuelta.
He became the first Briton to win the three-week race around Spain and it followed his Tour de France victory in July.He was notified of the "adverse analytical finding" on 20 September 2017.The urine test, taken on 7 September, showed levels of the drug, Salbutamol, which is commonly taken for asthma, were at 2,000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml).
That compares to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) threshold of 1,000 ng/ml."I have been a professional cyclist now, treating my symptoms and racing with asthma, for 10 years," said Froome."I know what those rules are, I know what those limits are and I have never been over those limits.
"I have got a very clear routine when I use my inhaler and how many times. I have given all that information to the UCI to help get to the bottom of http://www.officialyankeesproshop.com/Todd_Frazier_Jersey it."Froome was named in leaked medical records by the Russian hackers Fancy Bears as one of the athletes to use TUEs during competition.
The documents claimed he was given the exemption for the asthma drug prednisolone in May Craig Smith Authentic Jersey 2013 and April 2014.Earlier this year, the rider admitted he rejected a TUE for his asthma during his Tour de France win in 2015.
Froome said journalists could see he was struggling after stages during the Vuelta, but told them he was fine in order to "disguise any kind of weaknesses from his rivals"."I am racing against guys who are looking for any kind of weakness," he added."I am not going to admit through a Grand Tour that 'yes. I am suffering with something', because the next day my rivals will come out absolutely swinging."