Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 17, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Hidden motor inventor Varjas claims technological fraud still possible despite UCI checks; BMC Racing Team president Ochowicz ‘very confident’ in Porte’s Tour de France chances; Cookson urges Brailsford to reveal contents of medical package; Five questions for Dave Brailsford; Moreno Hofland on his new team; Edward Theuns calls the 2017 season ‘A rehabilitation year’; Aqua Blue Sport names roster for inaugural race; Androni-Giocattoli gets ProContinental license from UCI, no word on TJ Sport; Video shows Britain’s transport secretary dooring cyclist; Stölting Service Group team folds; NFTO closes after no replacement sponsor found; Japanese cyclocross racer forced to leave Belgium; Top Irish track rider Caroline Ryan retires; UCI Cyclcross World Championships teaser.

Cookson urges Brailsford to reveal contents of medical package

by CyclingTips

UCI president Brian Cookson urged Team Sky head Dave Brailsford to reveal the contents of the mystery medical package at the center of a UK Anti-Doping investigation. Speaking to The Times, Cookson’s comments come as Brailsford is scheduled to appear before British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee next week, as it looks into doping in sport.

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“I would hope that there is full disclosure to the select committee,” he told The Times.

“I am surprised that one particular package has been singled out and I don’t understand why that should be, unless there is someone who has leaked this presumably has some sort of reason to suspect that there is something in it that they would rather not go public.

“I’m not surprised that packages are taken and delivered to teams from time to time, whether pedals, shoes, medical products, I’m sure that’s happening all the time with all the teams because they are always on the road.”

The Daily Mail originally reported on the package based on information from a source within Team Sky.

Cookson, who was head of British Cycling at the time, has said he was unaware of the contents of the package.

Click through to read more at The Times.

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