Thursday, 29 December 2016

Wiggins Retires Under Cloud Of Suspicion

Farewell to cyclist Bradley Wiggins who has announced his retirement from cycling although it wont stop the investigation continuing into the 'medical package' he received just before the 2011 Tour De France.  
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee which is leading the investigation have said that British Cycling have been able to provide a paper trail of how the package delivered to Wiggins but does not give details of what was inside the package. 
A decongestant called Fluimucil say Team Sky who Wiggins was cycling for although they are unable to answer the question why it cost £600 in travel costs and a four day journey to send something that according to the committee was 'readily available in France and could easily be obtained at any chemist' concluding that 'a lot of people looking at this say it just looks odd'.
Wiggins and Team Sky are under scrutiny for his use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) which Wiggins, an asthma sufferer, sought to 'put himself back on a level playing field'.
Wiggins was granted a TUE before the 2011 Tour de France, his 2012 Tour win and the 2013 Giro d'Italia.
The committee have previously said that: 'It seems difficult to get precise records about what was in this package, why it was ordered - the detail you would want to know'.
It may be that Team Sky was just very sloppy in keeping records but it really doesn't look good and Wiggins retires under a cloud of suspicion in a sport where performance enhancing drug seem to be rife.

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