Chris Froome’s anti-doping case has been dropped by cycling’s world governing body, the UCI.
The four-time Tour de France winner, 33, was under investigation after more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol was found in his urine.
The World Anti-Doping Agency, which worked closely with the UCI, has accepted there was no breach and recommended the case is dropped.
The Briton said he was “grateful and relieved” to put an end to the matter.
“It has been an emotional nine months,” he posted on social media. “Thank you to all of those who have supported and believed in me throughout.
“I meant it when I said that I would never dishonour a winner’s jersey and that my results would stand the test of time.
“I have never doubted that this case would be dismissed for the simple reason that I have known throughout I did nothing wrong.”
More to follow.