Sergio Henao was cleared to return to racing on Tuesday after an investigation into his biological passport values concluded

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford believes Sergio Henao will return to make a big contribution after being cleared to race following an investigation into his blood values.

Independent investigators requested information on the readings in his biological passport in April, leading to the team withdrawing Henao from racing, in line with team policy.

The Colombian received news that no further action will be taken in the case and Brailsford says work still needs to be done in the anti-doping process.

“We are pleased but not surprised by this outcome. We have always believed in Sergio and he has always had our full support,” Brailsford said in a statement.

“This decision obviously means he can now get back to racing and I am sure he will be ready to make a big contribution to the team during the rest of the season.

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“What this process has highlighted is the gap in research regarding the physiology of athletes like Sergio who are born and raised at altitude and who continue to spend prolonged periods of time living at altitude.

“This is something I am sure that the anti-doping authorities will want to look at further in the interests of clean competition but also in the interests of others like Sergio.”

  • ummm…

    in his free time he plays basketball with Kim Jong Un

  • markholds

    All I can say is I am very pleased for him. I’ll take it all back if it turns out that he was doping all the time, but (naively some will say) I doubt it.

  • arggh – enough – who will win the Crit D???

  • and he supports Trump and Britex too

  • ummm…

    so do i. thats why i said it. good job.

  • ummm…

    i like to burst the bubble of all the fan boys that crush on their favorite skinny doping rider instead of engaging with the people that live around them.

  • ummm…

    i hear froome ate a baby.

  • Gary Jogela

    Had a sense of humour bypass operation have you folks?

  • I think he was joking Liz

  • don’t forget the cocaine, heroin and the MDMA – and of course the roids – have you seen the guns on Froome recently!

  • Great news- now lets get back to the racing

  • Brendan Power

    What is your reason for saying that?

  • Michael

    “i couldn’t come up with anything pithy or clever”

    Yeah, we know.

  • Liz Miller

    You know that for sure to you? Most people know they are at home and soon en-route to Dauphiné. Not sure if Froome has ever been in Colombia