Yeah I forgot he had the permission. He just went over the limit similar to Petacchi in 2007. Cold doesn't help. I think there wouldn't be that discussion if Froome had pulled out the inhaler AFTER the stage. Nothing against a bit of asthma cure after a hard effort.thehog said:The Giro that year was absurdly cold. The guy was probably just trying breathe a little better and get his heart rate up.
Meanwhile Froome is wolfing down the horse steroids pumping the gas in the last 30km and all is good.
However it gets ridiculous when you widen your lungs just before an all-out effort on a mountain stage.
Froome's action was clearly with the intention to enhance his performance (like using PED's for that matter) for a crucial moment of the race.
His self confidence was probably a bit down after seing Contador in the early season. He was unsure if he could beat him just with EPO and Aicar. Worked wonders.