Tour de France winner Chris Froome says athletes must “take responsibility” and not “push the boundaries of the rules” following criticism of the therapeutic use exemption system.
Several athletes have come under scrutiny after stolen medical records showed they used banned substances for medical reasons under TUE rules.
Brit Froome said the system is “open to abuse” and must be addressed “urgently” by cycling’s governing body, the UCI, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).
“I have never had a ‘win at all costs’ approach in this regard,” the Team Sky rider said in a statement.
“I am not looking to push the boundaries of the rules.
“I believe that this is something that athletes need to take responsibility for themselves, until more stringent protocols can be put in place.”