Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

December 24, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van der Poel, Vos take wins at Diegem; UK Anti-Doping Agency investigators search British Cycling HQ; British Cycling names new performance director; Van der Haar to return at Heusden-Zolder; Johan Museeuw rides 24 hours for charity; Brian Cookson offers a year in review; Esteban Chaves voted most friendly by media; Sunday Times editor says dooring article was ‘heavy irony’; London truck drivers given cyclist training; Sagan is not good at everything; Happy holidays!

UK Anti-Doping Agency investigators search British Cycling HQ

by CyclingTips

Sportsmail reports that officials from the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) returned to British Cycling headquarters and were granted access to the medical suite of Richard Freeman, the doctor at the centre of a probe into a medical package delivered to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins in 2011.

Timetrial men Olympic Games 2012 in London

This comes days after Dave Brailsford testified to the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

“[Team doctor Richard] Freeman told me it was Fluimucil for a nebuliser,” Brailsford stated. “That was what was in the package. It was what Dr Freeman told me.”

Fluimucil is a decongestant used for clearing mucus and is not a banned substance.

Sportsmail initially reported that British Cycling employee Simon Cope had travelled to France via Switzerland on June 12 2011, the final day of the Critérium du Dauphiné. This was a Tour de France preparation event won by Sky’s Bradley Wiggins.

Click through to read more at the Daily Mail.