UCI chief wants Team Sky investigation following MPs’ report
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UCI should investigate Team Sky, canada goose parka uk says world governing body’s president
World cycling’s governing body should investigate whether Team Sky broke anti doping rules after “unacceptable” findings in an MPs’ report, UCI president David Lappartient says.
The Frenchman told BBC Sport the findings of a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select https://www.canadagooseonline.info committee inquiry “could affect the global credibility of the sport”.
The report said Team Sky “crossed an ethical canada goose outlet buffalo line” by using drugs allowed under anti doping rules for medical purposes to enhance performance.
“If canada goose outlet you are using substances to increase your performances, I think this is exactly what is cheating,” Lappartient said.
uk canada goose Team Sky have strongly denied using therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for anything other than medical need. uk canada goose
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In a wide ranging interview at the UCI’s headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland, Lappartient said:
Canada Goose online He was calling on the UCI’s independent integrity division the Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF) to “to see if there is some violation of anti doping rules””The image of cycling and specifically in canada goose outlet usa GB with Team Sky is damaged with this report”It would be “a disaster for the image of cycling” if Team Sky’s Chris Froome rode in the Tour de France with the case surrounding his adverse drugs test unresolvedThe background The select committee report said Team Sky used the anti inflammatory drug triamcinolone to prepare Britain’s most decorated Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins and a smaller group of riders for the Tour de France, which Wiggins won in 2012. Canada Goose online
Asthmatic Wiggins was granted TUEs to take the corticosteroid triamcinolone, which can treat allergies and respiratory issues, shortly before the 2011 Tour de France, his 2012 Tour win and the 2013 Giro d’Italia.
But the report says he used it as many as nine times in four years, which Wiggins, in a BBC interview this week, described as “completely malicious”. He added he took it just once out of competition which is legal “after the 2013 Giro d’Italia, when I came out with a knee problem”.
Wiggins told the BBC he is “100%” not a cheat.
Watch the full Wiggins interview on iPlayer’Should I take my Bradley Wiggins poster down?’BeSpoke Weekly special: ‘Brailsford is a dragging anchor for Team Sky now”UCI should open investigation’ “It’s sad to see that when Team Sky was launched, I remember they say ‘we will be clean, we will win races and be clean, more white than white’. We can see in this report that it seems to be a little bit different,” Lappartient said.
The Frenchman said he now wanted the UCI’s independent anti doping division to investigate.
canada goose factory sale “We have the Cycling Anti Doping Foundation, they have the canada goose outlet near me power of investigation. I would like them to do this, to see canada goose outlet parka if there is some violation of anti doping rules,” he explained. canada goose factory sale
“They had at the time the TUE agreement but now we have the evidence that it seems to be organised.”
Canada Goose Coats On Sale He added that at the time the TUE system was “a little bit simple”. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
canada goose uk black friday “Just by a letter of support from the doctor, then it was not so difficult to get the TUE, which is something completely different now,” he said. canada goose uk black friday
Canada Goose Online “So you have to put this in the context of the time; the grey zone was too big and it seemed that this grey zone has been used by Team Sky at the time so, is it doping? Is it just using the rules? That is why the MPs’ report just says they were not breaching the rules.” Canada Goose Online
canada goose uk outlet And referencing a Sky Sports interview with ex Team Sky coach Shane Sutton, in which he called on Wiggins and former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman to come forward with more details, he continued: “I think we need to know more about all these stories, there are still some grey zones, even in this report. That’s why I saw this morning or yesterday that Shane Sutton asked Wiggins to tell the truth, so what does that mean? canada goose uk outlet
“I read the press release from canada goose outlet orlando Team Sky say ‘look we apologise, we recognise that we made some mistakes’. A canada goose kensington parka uk mistake is something you’ve done without an intention to be wrong. The report is a little bit different.
canada goose “It seems that it was a little bit organised, so it’s maybe not a mistake but a fault, which is different, because that could affect the credibility globally of our sport and that’s why I’m concerned about this.” canada goose.