Oscar Pereiro

Spain?s Oscar Pereiro is under intense pressure to explain why he tested positive twice during the 2006 for the banned substance Salbutamol.

According to reports in French newspaper Le Monde, who broke the news on Thursday evening, and French sports newspaper L?Equipe, Pereiro tested positive after stage 14 to Gap and after stage 16 to La Toussuire. Pereiro stated in the test documents when he gave a urine sample that he had a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for salbutamol issued by the UCI but has since failed to provide medical documentation to back up the TUE despite being sent several requests by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD).

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