Steve Cummings explains his TUE for asthma medication

British rider Steve Cummings give statement regarding the therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificate published by Russian hackers last week

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Steve Cummings has said that his therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificate for salbutamol was for the treatment of asthma.

Cummings's TUE was published online by Russian hacking group Fancy Bears on Friday, and relates to the administration of salbutamol via inhalation for 12 months from December 10 2008. TUEs are issued when an athlete has to take a prohibited substance for a legitimate medical reason.

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