Sky face doping probe over Wiggo accusations

International Cycling Union president David Lappartient wants Team Sky probed "to see if there is some violation of anti-doping rules" after British lawmakers accused the outfit of "crossing an ethical line.



Friday, March 09, 2018

International Cycling Union president David Lappartient wants Team Sky probed "to see if there is some violation of anti-doping rules" after British lawmakers accused the outfit of "crossing an ethical line."

The call came after revelations that 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins had applied for therapeutic use exemptions to have injections of the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone. Britain's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee claimed Team Sky and Wiggins, a five-time Olympic champion, had used the banned drug not for medical purposes as a treatment for asthma but to enhance performance. Describing the findings of the report as "unacceptable," Lappartient said they could "affect the global credibility of the sport."

Lappartient said: "If you are using substances to increase your performances, I think this is exactly what is cheating."

Team Sky and Wiggins have denied the claims.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE