Chris Froome anti-doping investigation should not have been made public, says British Cycling boss

Julia Harrington says case has harmed reputations before it's been established whether Froome has done anything wrong

Chris Froome places third in the elite men's time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

British Cycling chief executive Julia Harrington has criticised the leaking of Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding for high levels of salbutamol, saying that the case has harmed the reputations of Froome, British Cycling, and cycling as a sport.

Speaking at British Cycling headquarters in Manchester, Harrington said that she was disappointed that news of the anti-doping investigation into Froome had become public knowledge, and that reputations had been tarnished before it had been decided whether Froome had broken any rules.

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