Sports minister slams sir bradley wiggins and team sky for lost faith in cycling

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  1. steve

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    Aug 12, 2001
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    Sports Minister slams Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky for lost faith in cycling

    Fans have lost faith in cycling after the controversies surrounding Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins, according to the Minister for Sport.

    Tracey Crouch believes public trust has been eroded and called on the World Anti-Doping Agency to launch a review into Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

    Wiggins was granted a TUE — a document that allows an athlete to take banned substances for medical requirement — for the use of the corticosteroid triamcinolone before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France, as well as the Giro d'Italia in 2013.

    Wiggins argued the drug was needed to treat asthma and allergy symptoms. He has always denied an abuse of the system.

    The subsequent 'jiffy bag' scandal culminated in Team Sky being hauled before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee and remains central to a UK Anti-Doping investigation.

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  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Jan 5, 2004
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    I think the entire SKY narrative be it Wiggins, marginal gains, Froome, beggars belief.

    Every press soundbite from Brailsford appears to never be the complete truth. Does that mean that SKY cheat? Quite frankly because I don't know, or I fail to be reassured by SKY's insistence, I remain highly sceptical.
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