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UCI clear Chris Froome: the Brit can compete in Tour de France

The International Cycling Union cleared the British rider in their anti-doping investigation on Monday meaning that he can take part in the upcoming showpiece event.

Chris Froome rueda durante una etapa del Tour de Francia.

Chris Froome, the four-time Tour de France winning British cyclist, has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an anti-drug investigation by the UCI and WADA.

Froome back on for France

In a case that has been in progress since September 2018, the announcement came on Monday morning that Froome had no case to answer regarding the drug salbutamol. The decision means that the rider will not have his 2017 Vuelta de España title taken away from him.

The other important result is that Froome will compete to win a fifth Tour de France crown which gets underway on Saturday, July 7. Froome, 33, had tested positive for excessive levels of Salbutamol following a urine sample at last September's Vuelta a Espana.

"On 28 June 2018, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informed the UCI that it would accept, based on the specific facts of the case, that Mr Froome’s sample results do not constitute an Adverse Analytical Finding," the UCI said in a statement.

"In light of WADA's unparalleled access to information and authorship of the salbutamol regime, the UCI has decided, based on WADA’s position, to close the proceedings against Mr Froome."