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by Mark Zalewski
December 9, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; Sun Tour Falls Creek finish extended to the resort; Pellizotti signs with Bahrain-Merida; Coach says Wiggins has enough for one more Olympics; Olympians headline Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals races; Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team; Police use audio from incident that killed cyclist in anti-drink driving campaign; Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code; Woman rides high-wheel across America; Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story; Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary.
Geraint Thomas, a former teammate of Bradley Wiggins on Team Sky, said that he wants to believe in the cycling champion, but admits the Therapeutic Use Exemption controversy has raised question marks for him.
“If someone has asthma and it affects their performance by five per cent and then they take a drug that helps them 10 per cent, how do you measure that?” he said.
“I want to believe him. He’s someone I have always admired. He didn’t break any rules but the ethical stance is a lot more of a grey area.”
The controversy surrounds Wiggins use of TUEs while on Team Sky before three major races, including his 2012 Tour de France win. This has resulted in an investigation by British Cycling.
The TUEs were made leaked by a computer hacking group, which has shined a light on possible abuse of the TUE system across sport, leading to a review of the system by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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