Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 18, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alex Dowsett announces another hour record attempt; UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive; Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing; Changes to Koksijde World Cup course; Rally Cycling finalises women’s roster; Team Novo Nordisk announces roster; Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year; Recyclable, folding paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award; For the Hell of it – A film dedicated to pedaling; We have been using rollers the wrong way; 1962 record speed attempt; One way to ask for better bike facilities in your office.

Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing

by CyclingTips

Dave Brailsford has accepted the invitation of MP Damian Collins to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport select committee in regards to anti-doping in cycling, and in particular the use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

Dave Brailsford got godsmakked today

The committee will hear from Brailsford and other British Cycling officials after Therapeutic Use Exemption certificates were leaked by a hacker group, including Bradley Wiggins, with critics claiming potential abuse of the system. This resulted in an investigation by UK Anti-Doping into British Cycling and Team Sky that is currently underway.

The investigation is also looking into a mystery medical package sent by British Cycling to Bradley Wiggins in June of 2011 while he was racing for Team Sky.

As well the committee is looking into claims by former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who served a two-year doping ban earlier this year, that the controversial painkiller tramadol was “freely offered” to the national team riders at the 2012 World Championships.

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