Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 2, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gibbons wins Tour de Langkawi, McCabe takes final stage; Van Keirsbulck wins slick Le Samyn; Gutiérrez wins Le Samyn des Dames; Baxhkou finally gets a win at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo; No proof provided to support British Cycling, Team Sky accounts of Wiggins’ mystery package; Innovative Hammer Series of racing unveiled by Velon, Infront and teams; Route de France cancelled as UCI and organisers clash; Sporting goods industry group responds to disc brake controversy; Tour of Flanders wildcard teams announced; Tour of Alberta announces title partner, reduces to four days; Park Tool awards tools to nonprofit groups; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Ashleigh Moolman Pasio; Behind the scenes: Making of Road Cycling in Switzerland; Cooking with chef Peter Sagan.

UKAD CEO says no record of contents of mystery medical package

by CyclingTips

UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead appeared before the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Wednesday, updating on it investigation into doping in sport. During her testimony she said no paper records could confirm the contents of the mystery medical package delivered to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné. Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford had previously testified that it contained the anti-mucus medicine Fluimucil.

“We cannot ascertain what was in the package,” Sapstead testified.

“Team Sky did have a policy of keeping records, just not everyone was adhering to it.

The package was sent from British Cycling to Dr. Richard Freeman. Sapstead said that Freeman had also told UKAD that it contained Fluimucil.

Dr. Freeman was scheduled to testify on Wednesday but he is apparently too unwell to attend.

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