Cris Froome: Anti-doping case against four-time Tour de France winner dropped.
2 July 2018
From the section Cycling
Chris Froome's case was opened following an adverse finding at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, which the Briton won
Chris Froome's anti-doping case has been dropped by cycling's world governing body, the UCI.
The four-time Tour de France winner, 33, was under investigation after more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol was found in his urine.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), which worked closely with the UCI, has accepted there was no breach and recommended the case is dropped.
The Briton said he was "grateful and relieved" to put an end to the matter.
"It has been an emotional nine months," added Froome, who is expected to line up at the start of the Tour de France on Saturday.
"Thank you to all of those who have supported and believed in me throughout.
"I meant it when I said that I would never dishonour a winner's jersey and that my results would stand the test of time.
"I have never doubted that this case would be dismissed for the simple reason that I have known throughout I did nothing wrong."