Adam Yates: 'My brother is innocent and he's had his career ruined by a simple mistake'

Adam Yates says his brother's reputation has been ruined by a failed doping test after a doctor didn't apply for a therapeutic use exemption

Adam Yates and Simon Yates in the 2014 Il Lombardia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Adam Yates defended his twin bother and Orica-BikeExchange team-mate Simon Yates, who had to miss the Tour de France starting on Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel due to an asthma medication anti-doping ban.

The 23-year-old Englishman used asthma drug Terbutaline without permission during the Paris-Nice stage race in March. The Australian WorldTour team said that its doctor made an error in not applying for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE). With a TUE, a rider may freely use the substance.

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