Chris Froome could face ban after abnormal drugs test result during Vuelta a España

Chris Froome is potentially facing a ban from the sport after he returned an adverse analytic finding at this year's Vuelta a España

With victory in the Vuelta a España, Chris Froome became the first rider in 20 years to win two Grand Tours back-to-back. Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome could receive a ban from the sport after it was revealed he returned an abnormal drugs test during his victory in this year’s Vuelta a España.

The British rider became the first man since 1978 to win the Tour and Vuelta in one single year, but he is facing the prospect of having his win in the Spanish Grand Tour revoked.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.