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by Mark Zalewski
December 10, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez makes final decision to retire, committing to a Bahrain-Merida staff role; No positive doping tests at 2016 Tour de France; Mclaren report, part two, shows Russian doping of 1,000 Athletes across 30 Sports; Wiggins will not be cited over mystery medical package; Yorkshire interested in hosting Vuelta start; Sydney’s Olympic velodrome future uncertain; Johan Museeuw Classic changes to one-day format; Lars Boom makes quiet start to cyclocross season; Volta ao Algarve announces 2017 route; Axeon Hagens Berman 2017 roster; Cycling Academy finalises roster; Laura Kenny named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year; Video reminds cyclists to always wear a helmet; Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race; Can a bicycle power your house?
Bradley Wiggins is not expected to be cited over the mystery package delivered to his doctor in France in 2012, but Team Sky and British Cycling could be reprimanded out of the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) investigation.
Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman sent a package to La Toussuire in France with medication requested by Team Sky on June 12, 2011 — the same day Wiggins won the Dauphine Libere. British Cycling did not identify the substance nor the rider, citing patient-doctor confidentiality.
Simon Cope, the British Cycling staff member who transported the package to La Toussuire, told investigators that he did not know what he was carrying.
UKAD spend two months investigating allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the package, but The Times reports that no rider will be cited, and charges are not anticipated.
Team Sky head Dave Brailsford is scheduled to appear before the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee this month over this and criticisms of abusing the Therapeutic Use Exemption system.
Click through to read more at The Times.