He seems to be saying that Froome was using salbutamol when he came to Sky, and that he, Bartalucci knew how much Froome was taking at the time. It's something he ought to know. Wish he had been clearer about this, though. Maybe he just means that at the time Froome's inhaler use was first made public in 2014, he assumes Froome was only taking a few puffs a day.Bartalucci has often treated riders with asthma during Grand Tours but struggles to understand why Team Sky increased Chris Froome's use of a salbutamol inhaler instead of requesting a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) from the UCI to use Triamcinolone.
"All the debate about Froome having a TUE in 2014, Wiggins' TUEs for Triamcinolone before Grand Tours and the Jiffy Bag scandal meant that Team Sky were under intense scrutiny, especially from the media. Perhaps that confounded their judgement and led them to make mistakes," Bartalucci suggests.