Froome said he had refused a therapeutic use exemption to treat his chronic asthma.
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Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the race in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.Salbutamol is permitted as a legal asthma drug by the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the UCI said Froome's failed urine test did not necessitate any mandatory provisional suspension.The UCI said in a statement it had notified Froome on Sept. 20 of an "Adverse Analytical Finding" from his sample, which had double the permissible limit of Salbutamol.Team Sky issued a statement in which Froome said he had followed medical advice and taken an increased dosage after his asthma, a lifelong condition, became worse.Earlier this year Froome, who prides himself on racing clean, said he had refused a therapeutic use exemption to treat his chronic asthma on the way to winning the 2015 Tour de France.
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