Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme is looking for a quick resolution to the Chris Froome case. The four-time winner of the Tour tested positive for Salbutamol during the Vuelta a España in September.
“We hope the situation is cleared up quickly,” Prudhomme told France Info. “We want to get out of the darkness and ambiguity. We do not want it to last for months and months, so we want to get a response from the UCI as soon as possible.”
“Salbutamol is not a forbidden product,” Prudhomme says. “It is the dose that matters and that is why this will be a battle for experts. It seems that the dose is twice the permissible dose.”
Froome announced his intention to ride both the Giro d’Italia and Tour next year and Prudhomme is looking for a resolution before the Italian Grand Tour.
“While we are fighting against doping,” Prudhomme said, “the UCI has been fighting for a longer time. Froome must come up with an answer. Obviously as soon as possible and before the Giro d’Italia. Those organisers need a resolution even more urgently than we do.”