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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Team Sky TUE controversy: Why one medical expert has real concerns

In recent days one of the biggest news topics has been the leak by Russian hackers of medical data relating to Team Sky riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. The so-called Fancy Bears hackers released confidential Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) documents relating to the two Tour de France winners, showing the medical substances they had …

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