Dave Brailsford defends Team Sky’s decision not to suspend Chris Froome

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• Froome preparing to race next week despite threat of ban
• ‘For me, there’s no question, he’s done nothing wrong’

Sir Dave Brailsford has defended the decision not to suspend Chris Froome as he spoke for the first time about the four-times Tour de France winner’s failed drugs test.

The Team Sky principal has come under pressure from cycling’s governing body, the UCI, to suspend Froome from riding as scientists and lawyers acting on his behalf seek to explain why double the permitted amount of the asthma drug salbutamol was found in a drug test during the Vuelta a España in September. But Brailsford was adamant that no anti-doping rule violation had been committed by Froome, who could face a ban and being stripped of his Vuelta title.

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