Bradley Wiggins

Former colleague defends Wiggins doctor Freeman: ‘I feel like he’s been strung up’

Former Team Sky and current British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman has been in the news for several months, having been the physician linked to the receipt of a mysterious package sent from Manchester to France in June 2011. The package, which was uncovered by the Daily Mail in October, was transported by BC employee Simon …

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Commentary: Team Sky’s ‘clarification’ documents leave much still unclear

In an effort to stem the tide of bad publicity surrounding the administration of drugs to its riders that are prohibited in competition, but not outright banned — as well as hoping to answer questions regarding its adherence to the rules of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) — Team Sky released on Tuesday two documents that, it hopes, will …

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An interview with Paul Kimmage: Team Sky’s charade has been exposed

Seven years ago, Irish journalist Paul Kimmage was offered the opportunity to be embedded with Team Sky. It was the first year of the British team’s existence and transparency was, it said, high among its principles. That offer was ultimately nixed by Bradley Wiggins, who went on to win the Tour de France two years …

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No proof provided to support British Cycling, Team Sky accounts of Wiggins’ mystery package

British Members of Parliament seeking to uncover the full truth over a mystery package delivered to Bradley Wiggins in June 2011 have encountered further frustration. The questioning Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry heard on Wednesday that there is no proof to back up their claims that the delivery contained a legal substance permitted by the …

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Nicole Cooke critical of British Cycling and UK Anti Doping, questions Team Sky

Speaking to the parliament committee which has been investigating Team Sky, British Cycling and Bradley Wiggins, Nicole Cooke has provided strong criticism and raised questions about the stance of all three. The former world and Olympic champion said she was ‘sceptical’ of Team Sky’s declaration that it was the cleanest team in cycling, saying that …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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