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Froome; Vuelta Espana and salbutamol
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

12/17/17 11:24 PM

Froome; Vuelta Espana and salbutamol

Hmm... First I have heard this.

Chris Froome returns adverse analytical finding for salbutamol

Team Sky leader could lose Vuelta title and face ban

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chris-froome-returns-adverse-analytical-finding-for-salbutamol/

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
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Location: Nashua, NH

12/18/17 8:01 AM

The news broke a few days ago

This one is interesting, as it's not a banned substance, just limited in allowable levels. It's also well known that Froome is asthmatic and the UCI was informed that he was taking it. Others have been severely sanctioned for lower levels, so it will be interesting to see what WADA does with Froome. From what I've read, the next step is laboratory testing with Froome to see if there is a reasonable explanation for his elevated levels on a single day during a long race in which he was using it.

FWIW, inhaled Salbutamol has not been shown to provide any performance boost beyond allowing asthmatics to breath normally. It provides no benefit to people with normal lung function. Taken orally or by injection in much higher doses, it can have some muscle building and weight loss benefits, but that's not the situation in question with Froome.

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

12/18/17 9:46 AM

It's odd that his tests came back high on just one day.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 2881
Location: Springfield

12/18/17 10:07 AM

Salbutamol: Froome
Clenbuterol: Contador

Since I looked up, figured I'd pass it along.

And why not pass along an opinion while I'm at it.

"I didn't have the legs today."
"I didn't have the lungs today."
Why does that organ get a special break?

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

12/18/17 10:27 AM

"I didn't have the lungs today"

One might perceive the guy with asthma I doesn't have the lungs most days. Having said that, I road in NJ with someone with asthma [seen him use the inhaler at times] frequently that was up front and with the fast group always. I know cause back then I was also. ;)

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

1/10/18 1:38 PM

check out KFC's experience with the same condition/meds

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/compton-questions-chris-froomes-asthma-medication-claims/

"As someone who has exercise-induced asthma and allergies - if I have an asthma attack, I can't finish the race. I can barely pedal, let alone keep pushing hard. The rescue inhaler is exactly that - it's there for a few puffs to get you back to normal. It helps you breathe better, but granted, if I went hard again, I'd have another attack."

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

1/17/18 3:48 PM

and a good blog post about this

https://southbaycycling.com/2017/12/16/the-truth-behind-chris-froomes-doping/

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sanrensho
Joined: 20 Feb 2004
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Location: North Vancouver

1/17/18 4:48 PM

Great link Walter. Best article yet about Froome's Asthmagate.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15963
Location: Portland, OR

1/17/18 6:00 PM

" Salbutamol is easily obtained, legal, easily abused, has a very short half life so is hard to detect,"

As to 1/2 life, a little ambiguity there as to puffer dose VS oral VS what seems to suggest a intramuscular dose if I am guesstimating correctly.

Thanks BTW, good read I thought.

For shits and giggles, I recommend a google search for "salbutamol side effects"

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