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Ukad had three adverse findings for Salbutamol in three years and all led to doping charges

Froome defence likely to hinge on proving he kept to permitted dosage

The challenge facing Chris Froome as he seeks to avoid a doping charge has been given greater context by a freedom of Information request that revealed UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) had just three adverse findings for Salbutamol in three years and all led to charges.

Froome had twice the permitted limit of the anti-asthma drug when tested at the Vuelta a Espana in September. As the drug is not banned outright, if he can prove he kept to the permitted dosage, he would avoid a ban and being stripped of his victory in that race.

Speaking at the Ruta del Sol last month, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “I’m not going to go into great detail about it, but 100% we’re behind him and 100% backing him.

“We’ve got full knowledge of the situation and we’re working closely to resolve the situation. The violation itself is all about the number of puffs [Froome took on his inhaler], it’s not about the urine. Has he taken more than 16 puffs in that allowable period? No, no. I’m confident he didn’t break the rules – 100% confident.”

Eurosport reports that despite large numbers of asthma sufferers in professional sport, there are few examples of athletes who take the legal amount of puffs exreting more than the 1,000 nanograms per millilitre concentration threshold for Salbutamol set by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Salbutamol accounted for three of the 109 adverse analytical findings processed by Ukad in the three years between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2017 and all three led to anti-doping rule violation cases – as did as 77 of the 109 cases overall.

Froome is next due to compete at Tirreno-Adriatico from Wednesday.

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Kadenz | 6 years ago
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It doesn’t look good for CF - or for Team Sky.

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Thelma Viaduct | 6 years ago
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Thick cunt.

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BehindTheBikesheds replied to Thelma Viaduct | 6 years ago
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Thelma Viaduct wrote:

Thick cunt.

HAHAHAHA, loser

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Butty | 6 years ago
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Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

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BehindTheBikesheds replied to Butty | 6 years ago
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Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

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Paul7189 replied to BehindTheBikesheds | 6 years ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

It must be embarrassing for you just finding out that oral means mouth. You must of been taking all of your medication as suppositories for all of your life. I suppose it’s better to find this out late than never....

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mikeymustard replied to Paul7189 | 6 years ago
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Paul7189 wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

It must be embarrassing for you just finding out that oral means mouth. You must of been taking all of your medication as suppositories for all of your life. I suppose it’s better to find this out late than never....

That's probably why those oral contraceptives didn't work....;)

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BehindTheBikesheds replied to Paul7189 | 6 years ago
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Paul7189 wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

It must be embarrassing for you just finding out that oral means mouth. You must of been taking all of your medication as suppositories for all of your life. I suppose it’s better to find this out late than never....

WHOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHHH

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Sniffer replied to BehindTheBikesheds | 6 years ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Paul7189 wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

It must be embarrassing for you just finding out that oral means mouth. You must of been taking all of your medication as suppositories for all of your life. I suppose it’s better to find this out late than never....

WHOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHHH

You are right, they didn't understand your comment, but then a homophobic slur based on a crap pun wasn't clever, nor really acceptable in the 21st Century.

Probably better they just thought you were thick rather than grossly offensive.

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number9dream replied to Sniffer | 6 years ago
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Sniffer wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Paul7189 wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
Butty wrote:

Why focus on the Puffs? Salbutamol can also be taken orally.....

Are you suggesting he (Froome) took it up the 'butty'? it's supposed to open the airways not his arsehole 

It must be embarrassing for you just finding out that oral means mouth. You must of been taking all of your medication as suppositories for all of your life. I suppose it’s better to find this out late than never....

WHOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHHH

You are right, they didn't understand your comment, but then a homophobic slur based on a crap pun wasn't clever, nor really acceptable in the 21st Century.

Probably better they just thought you were thick rather than grossly offensive.

This. Well put sir.

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alansmurphy | 6 years ago
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Eurosport(link is external) reports that despite large numbers of asthma sufferers in professional sport, there are few examples of athletes who take the legal amount of puffs exreting more than the 1,000 nanograms per millilitre concentration threshold for Salbutamol set by the World Anti-Doping Agency."

 

How does Eurosport know how many puffs any of the athletes took?

 

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fukawitribe replied to alansmurphy | 6 years ago
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alansmurphy wrote:

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Eurosport(link is external) reports that despite large numbers of asthma sufferers in professional sport, there are few examples of athletes who take the legal amount of puffs exreting more than the 1,000 nanograms per millilitre concentration threshold for Salbutamol set by the World Anti-Doping Agency."

 

How does Eurosport know how many puffs any of the athletes took?

 

The article is slightly mis-quoting the article - follow the link for more context.

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