Wada head of science unconcerned about fallout from Chris Froome case

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• Dr Oliver Rabin plays down fears over salbutamol tests
• Froome named in Team Sky squad for Tour de France

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s head of science has sought to play down fears that Chris Froome’s salbutamol case may raise questions about other tests dependent upon threshold levels of banned substances. Dr Oliver Rabin said that he was not concerned about further fallout from the verdict, in which Froome was cleared of any potential wrongdoing after showing a high level of salbutamol in an anti-doping test at last year’s Tour of Spain.

Wada had been “well aware of salbutamol’s variability”, Dr Rabin said. “That is why an adverse finding only opens the door to further study – it’s not an automatic sanction.”

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Written by William Fotheringham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/03/chris-froome-team-sky-leader-tour-de-france under the title “Wada head of science unconcerned about fallout from Chris Froome case”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.