Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 3, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: What is the Hammer Series? Digging deeper into the races that could change cycling; Preview: Women’s WorldTour kicks off on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche this weekend; Fourth stage of the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cancelled; British Cycling to rethink relationship with Team Sky; Wiggins refuses to talk to media over UKAD investigation; Belgian race organisers focus on preventing sidewalk riding; Stybar ready for Strade Bianche; Woet Poels will not start Paris-Nice due to knee problem; Final teams announced for Amstel Gold Race; Sporza fails to secure rights for Italian races; Colorado Classic to add entertainment component for financial stability; Video: Final kilometres of Le Samyn; The Peak District Journey.

Wiggins refuses to talk to media over UKAD investigation

by CyclingTips

Following the revelations regarding the mystery medical package sent by British Cycling to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, in particular inability to provide proof of the contents of the package, the media has tried to get a comment from Wiggins, going so far as to show up on his doorstep, and he is not having any of it.

BBC Sport editor Dan Roan and BBC Sport News Correspondent Richard Conway tried to get a comment from Wiggins at his home. In response Wiggins told the journalists that they were on private property and threatened to call the police.

The approach by the journalists has been criticised by some on social media, saying that it amounts to harassment.

On the flip side Rirchard Conway defended himself, writing on Twitter in response, “legitimate questions that haven’t been answered concerning public figure and organisation receiving large amounts of public funds.”

The Parliamentary committee said it did not have plans to call Wiggins to testify.

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