Giro d'Italia boss calls for stricter anti-doping rules after drawn out Froome case

Mauro Vegni calls for changes to rules to see riders banned as soon as they deliver an adverse analytical finding

Mauro Vegni has called for rule changes in wake of Chris Froome case

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The organiser of Italy's biggest races including the Giro d'Italia wants changes made to the anti-doping rules in the wake of the drawn out proceedings of Chris Froome's salbutamol case.

Team Sky's star is free to race despite a lingering anti-doping case and possible suspension. Officials found high concentration of asthma drug salbutamol in his urine at the Vuelta a España last September, with Froome denying breaking anti-doping rules which allow athletes to take a maximum of 800mg of salbutamol per 12 hours, and, with Team Sky's backing, vowing to clear his name.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.