Lady Wiggins sorry for Froome insult

Chris Froome is in the spotlight for a failed drugs test

Chris Froome is in the spotlight for a failed drugs test Credit REUTERS

Catherine Wiggins was responding to news of four-time Tour de France victor Froome's "adverse" drugs test.

Mrs Wiggins, however, added to the controversy surrounding Froome - who could receive a ban and be stripped of his Vuelta title if he fails to provide adequate evidence - by giving her take on the coverage of the Team Sky rider's situation. Froome, 32, says he "knows the rules" and there was "no wrongdoing". "Nothing in the news", she wrote in a Facebook post.

Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race which he won in September, the UCI and his team revealed on Wednesday.

Brian Cookson
Former UCI president Brian Cookson Credit AP

"I certainly haven't broken any rules here". Nothing in the news. "If I was given to conspiracy theory I'd allege they'd thrown my boy under the bus on objective to cover for this slithering reptile", she said.

Later she apologised, saying: "Sorry everyone for my emotional comments and insults".

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