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    Disaster. Seems very odd, knowing he would be under the utmost scrutiny. I will be the first to say it looks like a horrible dosage mistake to me...

    But its just what the sport could do without, given that Froome, Sky etc have their detractors who will now be jumping up and down with pitchforks.
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    I have long been cynical about athletes claiming they are asthmatic so they can legitimately take potentially performance enhancing drugs so this does not surprise me. I guess this won't do his SPOTY chances a lot of good!
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    I'm so hoping this is just a legitimate error and not actual "drug" taking. As PRS says, given the furore over Wiggins and TUEs with SKY, Shane Sutton etc this really doesn't help!
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    Interesting, albeit brief article here... says there is actually no performance enhancement up to the permitted dose due possibly to side effects. Presumably this would be the case with a larger dose.
    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/la...al-peds-205512

    Edit to add- also interesting to note that this story is not yet on the 'most read' leaderboard on BBC News. Clearly no one else actually cares (or is surprised)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    I'm so hoping this is just a legitimate error and not actual "drug" taking.
    It's exactly that.It's not a banned "Drug" but a restricted medicine!If you read Froomes statement he's not claiming "It must have been a dodgy Steak"and he's welcoming the investigation.It's well know he has Asthma(or that's the official line at least)so he will use Salbutamol.
    So it appears he's taken too much of a Medicine he's allowed to take.
    Harley "drug abuse"....BUT it is still wrong under UCI regulations and it looks like poor judgement my either Froome,his Team Doctor or Team Sky...or all three.
    With regards to SPOTY is it a coincidence this come out now?He was never in with a chance anyway

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    Good investigative work, PRS! I am gutted, we just don't need that cr4p, so what do we think will happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    Good investigative work, PRS! I am gutted, we just don't need that cr4p, so what do we think will happen?
    What will happen or what should happen?

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