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by Matt de Neef
December 5, 2016
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert, De Jong claim Superprestige CX wins at Spa-Francorchamps; Froome on Wiggins: “There are questions for Brad to answer”; Katusha-Alpecin outlines 2017 season goals; Durbridge keen to continue Classics progression in 2017; Team Illuminate to add women’s team in 2017; Emakumeen Bira moved to May in 2017; Cycle-ball highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships; Artistic cycling highlights from the Indoor Cycling World Championships.
In an interview with The Times, three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has reiterated his concerns about former teammate Bradley Wiggins’ controversial TUEs before Grand Tours.
“People ask me, ‘Do I think it’s tarnished his image?’ I certainly think it’s raised a few questions, that’s for sure,” Froome said. “A lot of people have said it’s taken the shine off his performances back in 2012.”
Froome said that questions remain about what was in the medical package delivered to Wiggins during the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.
“I am completely in the dark on that,” Froome said. “I have asked the question. Hopefully we will find out at the end of the investigation. Those are questions for Brad to answer about what happened back then. In terms of who did what at the time, I still don’t know all the answers myself.
“I can only deal with what I do know. From what I have seen for myself [at Sky], it’s been completely above board. It’s been clean. I’ve laid all my cards on the table. Everything has been out there for a while in terms of my TUEs.”
Follow the link to read more at The Times.