Wiggins Mystery Delivery Contained Decongestant Says Brailsford

London, Dec 19, 2016 (AFP) - A mysterious package delivered to Bradley Wiggins's doctor during the 2011 Dauphine Libere contained the decongestant Fluimucil, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Monday. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is probing alleged wrongdoing at Team Sky and British Cycling, who share headquarters, and the package, delivered by British Cycling coach Simon Cope, forms part of its … [Read more...]

Wiggins Must Resolve Steroid Use Controversy Says Froome

London, Dec 3, 2016 (AFP) - Five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins has to clear up the question marks remaining over why he was granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for a steroid, his former team-mate Chris Froome says. Wiggins, 36, had his medical records leaked by presumed Russian hackers The Fancy Bears earlier this year. They revealed he'd been granted the TUEs to … [Read more...]

British MPs To Question Brailsford Over Sky Doping

London, Nov 9, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford will appear before British politicians as part of an inquiry into anti-doping practices in cycling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Culture, Media and Sport select committee is looking into how British cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Brailsford is likely to be asked … [Read more...]

Embattled Team Sky Gets Support From Primary Sponsor

London, Oct 10, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky received some welcome news on Monday amidst the negative headlines regarding their former star Bradley Wiggins with the unequivocal support from its main sponsor, media heavyweights Sky. Graham McWilliam, deputy head of Sky News and chairman of the Team Sky board, tweeted he had sent a message of support to the team over the weekend telling them to stay … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Under Intense Pressure In Drug Probe

London, Oct 7, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is facing fresh questions about his medical history after Britain's Daily Mail reported he was at the center of an inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping. The Mail said UKAD wanted to question him and his Team Sky bosses over a medical package delivered to the British outfit ahead of the 2011 Tour de France. A UKAD statement issued late … [Read more...]

Wiggins Rival Dumoulin Says Doping Situation “Stinks”

London, Sept 25, 2016 (AFP) - One of Bradley Wiggins' major rivals said Sunday the drug situation surrounding the British cycling great "stinks". Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the multiple Olympic champion had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) by cycling authorities for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to … [Read more...]

Anti-Doping System Open To Abuse Says Chris Froome

London, Sept 27, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has responded to the drug-taking controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins by claiming sport's anti-doping rules are open to abuse. Froome took to Twitter to vent about the issues with doping controls after two officially approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) earlier in his career were revealed by hackers earlier this … [Read more...]

Froome Defends Medical Record After Latest WADA Hack

By Julian GUYER London, Sept 15, 2016 (AFP) - British cyclist Chris Froome defended his right to a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) after becoming one of the latest athletes to have medical records with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) leaked by computer hackers. Froome was one of five British athletes together with fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins, golfer Charley Hull, rower … [Read more...]

Kiss And Crash As Wiggins, Cavendish Provide Big Finish For Britain

By Ian Whittell London, March 6, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ended the Track World Championships in London with a dramatic win for the host nation in the Madison event, a result that left Britain top of the medals table. The pair, who have both tasted multiple successes in the Tour de France, claimed the fifth gold medal of … [Read more...]

Elder Statesman Wiggins Feels Heat As Rio Olympics Looms

By Ian WHITTELL Manchester, United Kingdom, March 1, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins admits that he is feeling the effects of time as he aims to end his glittering career with a World Championship and Olympic gold medal double. The former Tour de France champion returns to London this week, scene of his Olympic time-trial triumph in 2012, as part of the British men's team pursuit squad … [Read more...]