12 Jan '18, 7am

Should TUEs be banned from sport? A four minute mull

Trim the list . There are too many TUEs, and some of them violate what I call “Darwinian” principles in the sport. I think that a sufferer of asthma or another long-term condition that requires chronic medication should be allowed to continue its use. I don’t think that acute conditions should be treatable with more powerful doses or methods of administration of those same drugs. So think Wiggins. If he genuinely has asthma, then the use of the inhaler is fine. There are policies in place to prevent their abuse (as Froome is now discovering, and others like Ulissi have before him). However, the use of Kenacort and other very powerful corticosteroids (and here too, Froome has made use of the drugs) should be stopped.So I think step 1 is to tighten the list, and maintain the granting of TUEs for chronic medication in doses that can be controlled through thresholds, and which...

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