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Froome fails urine test; risks losing Vuelta title

"It is well known that I have asthma and I know exactly what the rules are. I use an inhaler to manage my symptoms (always within the permissible limits) and I know for sure that I will be tested every day I wear the race leader's jersey. As always, I took the greatest care to ensure that I did not use more than the permissible dose." - Chris Froome (above).


FOUR-TIME Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September but the Briton said on Wednesday he had done nothing wrong.

Froome, 32, who won the Spanish race, explained in a statement that he had followed medical advice and taken an...