Bradley Wiggins

Brailsford breaks silence, says Wiggins TUE was not abuse, but for ‘medical need’

Following a prolonged period of silence regarding the revelation that Bradley Wiggins had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the corticosteroid triamcinolone before Grand Tours in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford stood by the team’s decision to request the UCI to allow it, saying the corticosteroid was not abused, but rather …

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Wiggins insists his corticosteroid usage was very different to Millar and others

Finally responding to questions raised 11 days ago by the leak of medical information by Russian hackers, Bradley Wiggins has sought to play down the performance-enhancing effects of injections he received before three Grand Tours. Wiggins was given shots of the corticosteroid Triamcinolone acetonide prior to the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France plus the …

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Your Monday Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Boasson Hagen picks up final stage; Ruffoni wins GP Bruno Beghelli; Hosking takes women’s inaugural Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli; Tuft and Durbridge grab third Duo Normand victory; Chaves wins Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini takes second consecutive Giro dell’Emilia Donne; Van Aert, Compton solo to …

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Team Sky TUE controversy: Why one medical expert has real concerns

In recent days one of the biggest news topics has been the leak by Russian hackers of medical data relating to Team Sky riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The so-called Fancy Bears hackers released confidential Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) documents relating to the two Tour de France winners, showing the medical substances they had …

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Jaksche on Sky’s TUE controversy: ‘We used the same excuse in my era.’

Commenting on the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional Joerg Jaksche has said that injections of Triamcinolone acetonide were a standard grey area doping practice used by professional riders in the past. The German rider was involved in the Operacion Puerto controversy and later admitted to blood doping during his career. He became a whistleblower …

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TUE controversy: Wiggins defends previous claims that he never received injections

Seeking to explain the contradiction between a 2012 claim that he hadn’t used needles in cycling and this week’s leaked Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) proving he had received injections of a corticosteroid in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Bradley Wiggins has issued a statement on the matter. The controversy arose on Wednesday when Russian hackers published …

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Froome, Wiggins among athletes with TUE approvals published by Russian hackers

For the second time in two days, the Russian hacker group Tsar Team, also known as “Fancy Bear” has published private medical records from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database — and this time, it’s information pertaining to the only two British riders to win the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The hackers illegally …

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Wiggins says Armitstead has ‘no excuse’ for missed tests

Speaking in the wake of Lizzie Armitstead’s three missed doping tests, Bradley Wiggins has expressed incredulity about his fellow Briton’s explanation. “When you’re a professional athlete and you’re a world champion, there’s no excuse, because it’s your career,” the multiple Olympic gold medallist and 2012 Tour de France winner told the Guardian. “You’re setting the …

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Wiggins set for road racing swansong in Tour of Britain

Fresh from their Olympic gold medals in Rio, Bradley Wiggins and Owain Doull have been confirmed for the upcoming Tour of Britain, which begins on Sunday September 4. Wiggins is winding down his career and has said that he will stop after the Gent six day in November. While the rest of his programme remains …

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Bradley Wiggins hopes to form a women’s U23 team by 2018

British cycling star Sir Bradley Wiggins plans to add a women’s team to run alongside the current men’s Wiggins team, starting in 2018. The five-time Olympic champion wants to form a women’s under-23 team to support up-and-coming talent. “I want [Team Wiggins] to become the world’s best under 23 team, the best feeder team in the world …

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