Leaked discussions between WADA and UCI reveals tension over Chris Froome salbutamol case 

The BBC has obtained details of a spat between the two bodies after the case against Froome was closed

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A leaked discussion between the UCI and WADA has revealed the tensions caused by the Chris Froome salbutamol case, according to the BBC

Froome, winner of seven Grand Tours, was cleared of wrongdoing after he returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for the substance salbutamol after stage 18 of the 2017 Vuelta a España, which he won overall. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.