Tagged: tour de france

it is not a French cultural thing!

«…Contrary to the testimony of DAVID BRAILSFORD in front of the Committee, we believe that drugs were being used by Team Sky, within the WADA rules, to enhance the performance of riders, and not just to treat medical need.” – British Parliament’s House of Commons, British Government Report.

(…)Then there were allegations that a mystery «Jiffy bag» delivered to WIGGINS at the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011 contained a prohibited substance. A UK Anti-Doping Agency investigation did not bring any charges, hampered by a lack of evidence. That was partly due to the team doctor, FREEMAN, claiming he had lost the laptop containing WIGGINS’s medical data while on holiday in Greece.
(…)WIGGINS has always denied any wrongdoing and maintained the package contained the legal decongestant Fluimucil, an answer also given by FREEMAN in a written statement to a parliamentary hearing. The same doctor, FREEMAN who also worked for British Cycling allegedly took a delivery(to the National Cycling Center in Manchester)of banned testosterone patches but he was unable to account for them and said they had been delivered in error.
(…)Remember that BRAILSFORD also tried to persuade the Daily Mail to bury the «Jiffy bag» story because he feared it could mark “the end of Team Sky”, while the head of Ukad, NICOLE SAPSTEAD told Parliament in March that her investigators had met with “resistance” from Team Sky in their inquiries….
(…)WIGGINS once said SUTTON was like a ‘father’ to him but the Australian admitted to the Committee that in his opinion Sir Bradley’s use of triamcinolone was ‘unethical’….»