Skip to main content

Casper exonerated of Tour doping charges

France's Jimmy Casper, 30, cleared of doping charges

France's Jimmy Casper, 30, cleared of doping charges (Image credit: AFP)

The French cycling federation's disciplinary commission exonerated Frenchman Jimmy Casper, who tested positive for glucocorticoids during the Tour de France, according to the AFP. Appearing with his lawyer Bertrand Wambeke, the 30 year-old of Team Agritubel pled the problem was to due to un-renewed paperwork.

Casper, an asthmatic, carried a therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for the last twelve years. His authorisation expired on May 29 and was not renewed before the Tour de France, July 5 to 27, and produced a 'positive' control after the stage to Super Besse, July 10.

He will resume with the French team, which temporarily suspended him at the beginning of August following the news of the positive control.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1