Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 30, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert extends series lead with Azencross win; Sanne Cant wins Azencross; Frustrations as no proof of innocence given to parliament in Wiggins case; Syncing with Sagan: Sam Bennett looks ahead to 2017; Van der Poel okay after hard crash; Stybar makes return to cyclocross in Azencross; More questions arise from Tour of Qatar cancellation; Family of fallen cyclist calls for safer roads; Jens Voigt to ‘Everest’ Berlin Teufelsberg hill for charity; Video: Best of 2016 by bike; Ride along with Wout van Aert.

British Cycling unable to prove contents of Wiggins medical package

by CyclingTips

Another twist into the investigation of the mystery medical package sent to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins by British Cycling at the 2011 Dauphine Libere came today as British Cycling has been unable to provide paperwork to prove the contents, in order to substantiate the claims by Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford that the package contained a decongestant.

Dave Brailsford has led Team Sky since its inception in 2009, with four Tour de France victories by two riders over the past five years. However he's also been responsible for actions, and PR disasters, that have severely undermined the team's credibility. Is it time for him to step aside? Photo: Cor Vos.

“What we hoped we might get is a paper trail – it should be really simple,” Damian Collins, chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told the BBC’s Today programme.

“But clearly that doesn’t exist. It seems difficult to get precise records about what was in this package, why it was ordered – the detail you would want to know.

“Good practice in a case like this should be that these sort of records are kept, and therefore it’s very easy to identify what’s been couriered, what’s been requested.”

This comes the day after Wiggins announced his retirement from all forms of professional cycling.

Click through to read more at the BBC.