Dave Brailsford

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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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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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Coquard takes the sprint in Four Days of Dunkerque opener; Bauhaus sprints to Tour d’Azerbaïdjan stage one win; Six breakthrough riders to watch at the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Sir Dave Brailsford pledges to ‘share everything’ in British Cycling review; Video: Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu fastest woman in Africa; Team victory rankings; …

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Henao withdrawn from competition by Team Sky while UCI’s Cycling Anti Doping Foundation studies blood values

Team Sky climber Sergio Henao has been sidelined by his team after the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) notified the rider about blood values tracked over a four year period. Team Sky announced the news on its website on Wednesday, saying that the Colombian would be sidelined while it worked with him to prove his innocence. …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Katie Hall wins stage 5 of the Tour Femenino de San Luis; Brailsford – Chris Froome-style power data should be open to all; Tony Martin’s coach says German should be ‘absolutely faster’ this year in flat time trials; Alaphilippe slowly on the mend from mononucleosis; …

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Opinion: Why Chris Froome’s data release is warranted, overdue and potentially a big step forward

Later this week Chris Froome will release a range of data which he believes answers the calls for transparency and which he hopes will end doubts about his performances. He’s going further than other Tour de France winners, but will it be enough? Details are scarce at this point in time, but during the Tour …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Report – Cavendish, Renshaw and Eisel to sign contract with MTN-Qhubeka on Tuesday; Despite ASO’s acceptance, no Tour de France for London in 2017; Simon Gerrans defends two-leader tactic after Michael Matthews finishes second at worlds; Brailsford signals Sky’s intention to win all three Grand …

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Debate after Sky releases Froome’s data; Tucker argues numbers don’t add up

GAP, France (CT) – Team Sky responded to calls for it to be more transparent on Tuesday’s second rest day of the Tour de France yet, for some, the release of climbing data from Chris Froome ended up creating as many questions as it sought to answer. The team said in the lead-up to the …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour …

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