Bradley Wiggins

Cookson: I’d be very surprised, but very disappointed, if Sky and Wiggins crossed ethical lines

UCI president Brian Cookson has given a tentative indication of confidence in Team Sky and British Cycling, saying that it would be unexpected if it was shown that either organisation had acted inappropriately in relation to Bradley Wiggins. “I’m going to have to do the same thing everything else is going to have to do, …

Frustrations as no proof of innocence given to parliament in Wiggins case

British members of parliament have been left scratching their heads after previous claims by Team Sky that a mystery medical delivery to Bradley Wiggins in 2011 have been unsubstantiated. Team Principal Dave Brailsford and Wiggins’ coach Shane Sutton were amongst those in front of MPs on December 19, with the duo asked to give their …

Commentary: Team Sky has a history of credibility issues, with Dave Brailsford at centre stage

July 3 2015, Utrecht. It’s the Team Sky media presentation prior to the Tour de France. Chris Froome is the hot favourite, having won two stages plus the overall in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and has worked hard to be in the form necessary to win the race. Despite his presence, though, it is Dave …

Brailsford and other witnesses may be called to give further evidence in Sky package inquiry

Dave Brailsford, Shane Sutton and two senior British Cycling officials may have already given evidence this week to British parliament, but it has emerged that they or other witnesses may be required to appear again at a later date. According to various British media sources including the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, questions have arisen …

Brailsford finally discloses nature of 2011 Sky mystery package for Wiggins, yet questions linger

Ten and a half weeks after it emerged that a British Cycling employee brought a package to Team Sky’s doctor at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, Team Principal Dave Brailsford has finally confirmed the nature of the substance concerned. Speaking at a Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing, Brailsford told those questioning him that …

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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