Bradley Wiggins

Team Novo Nordisk CEO Southerland calls for more nuanced debate on TUEs

Responding to the debate on Therapeutic Use Exemptions in general and Marcel Kittel’s remarks in particular, Team Novo Nordisk CEO Phil Southerland has called for a more nuanced discussion on TUEs plus a better understanding of the circumstances for diabetics in sport. Earlier this month Kittel commented on TUEs, suggesting that those needing such exemptions …

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Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Walscheid wins Tour of Hainan stage 3 sprint, takes overall lead; Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes into police moto at Chronos des Nations; British Cycling downs plans for Tour de France Grand Depart in Portsmouth; Adam Blythe, Larry Warbasse among final riders named for Aqua Blue Sport; Hayden Roulston to mark retirement …

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Abu Dhabi Tour organisers insist that Wiggins’ withdrawal from race is unexpected

Following media reports that Bradley Wiggins will now not ride next week’s Abu Dhabi Tour, the event that was scheduled to be his final ever road race, the organisers have issued a press release to clarify their position. The statement, which hints at frustration on their part, comes after several British media publications said that …

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UKAD investigation into Wiggins can’t compel doctor to reveal nature of medical package

A UK Anti Doping investigation into a medical package delivered to Bradley Wiggins in June 2011 may struggle to uncover details about what the package contained, with UKAD lacking the powers to compel the doctor to speak. British newspaper The Times has confirmed that there is no obligation on the doctor concerned, former Team Sky …

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Tiernan-Locke says British team ‘freely offered’ Tramadol around at 2012 worlds

Speaking in the course of a BBC interview into the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has claimed that unnamed individuals working with the British team offered riders the controversial medication Tramadol at the 2012 world road race championships. “There was a time I rode the World Championships and we were offered …

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WADA’s TUE Expert Group backs current system, wants regular audit of process

Speaking in the wake of the Fancy Bears’ hack of athlete data and the related leak of Therepuetic Use Exemption (TUE) data into the public domain, the World Anti Doping Agency has defended the TUE system. In a statement released on Thursday, the agency’s TUE expert group has said that there has been ‘a lot …

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Calls made for WADA to examine Wiggins TUE corticosteroid controversy

First Bradley Wiggins and then Dave Brailsford broke long silences in recent days, insisting that they did nothing wrong. The duo were speaking separately in relation to the administration of three corticosteroid injections before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia, Wiggins’ prime targets in each of those seasons. Their …

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Brailsford breaks silence, says Wiggins TUE was not abuse, but for ‘medical need’

Following a prolonged period of silence regarding the revelation that Bradley Wiggins had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the corticosteroid triamcinolone before Grand Tours in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford stood by the team’s decision to request the UCI to allow it, saying the corticosteroid was not abused, but rather …

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Wiggins insists his corticosteroid usage was very different to Millar and others

Finally responding to questions raised 11 days ago by the leak of medical information by Russian hackers, Bradley Wiggins has sought to play down the performance-enhancing effects of injections he received before three Grand Tours. Wiggins was given shots of the corticosteroid Triamcinolone acetonide prior to the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France plus the …

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Your Monday Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Boasson Hagen picks up final stage; Ruffoni wins GP Bruno Beghelli; Hosking takes women’s inaugural Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli; Tuft and Durbridge grab third Duo Normand victory; Chaves wins Giro dell’Emilia; Elisa Longo Borghini takes second consecutive Giro dell’Emilia Donne; Van Aert, Compton solo to …

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