British Cycling has been accused of hindering and potentially compromising an investigation into Sir Bradley Wiggins, according to reports. The UK Anti-Doping made the claims in a letter sent to British Cycling and Sky last November. The BBC reports that it has access to the damning letter that further hurts the credibility of British Cycling.
UKAD made an inquiry into the case and were particularly critical of the national governing body’s failure to report the allegations of the delivery of a medical package for Wiggins and Team Sky. The allegations started in September 2016 and the Daily Mail reached out to British Cycling who opted not to report the incidence.
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The popular British rider Bradley Wiggins was tight lipped about the UKAD investigation all this while.
But, he opened his mouth for some time to discuss the investigation and said that a lot of people will be shocked to listen to what he had to say about the doping violation.
Bradley Wiggins, the British cycling, and Team Sky are at present in a tangle on the doping violation that happened at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine. There was a medical package sent to the race from the British cycling headquarters in Manchester and it was administered to Wiggins. So far, none of the team doctors and Wiggins has been able to give a satisfactory answer as to what was in that medical package. The UKAD believes that it contained corticosteroid Triamcinolone. Continue reading “Wiggins Talks About UKAD Investigation Briefly”
An experienced team doctor from the rival Cannondale-Drapac squad, Dr. Prentice Steffen recently fired at British Cycling and Richard Freeman, Team Sky’s medic saying that the claims made by them that they needed a large supply of the corticosteroid triamcinolone to treat staff and riders are “flimsy.”
The rival doctor, Steffen who has been working in cycling for about a quarter of a century noted than within a period of no more than 10 years, he could recall using the drug only three times.
During the Tour de France of both 2011 and 2012, and the Giro d’Italia in 2013, TUEs were granted to Bradley Wiggins which allowed him make use of triamcinolone before the races and were carried out within the rules laid down by the International Cycling Union (ICU).
A specialist’s letter was presented to the ICU on behalf of Wiggins, and specified the clinical need for him to treat his pollen allergies. No suggestion so far shows that the champion rider took more doses than was required. Continue reading “CLAIMS BY BRADLEY WIGGINS DOCTOR ARE FLIMSY – STEFFEN”
The British cycling team has named former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins on the roster for the 2017 season.
Wiggins, who had planned to retire at the end of the previously ended 2016 season, has decided otherwise as this was made public by the cycling team of Great Britain when he was announced as part of the team for the next season.
The five time Olympic gold medalist and former Tour de France has hinted previously that his career had come to a graceful end, saying that his final competitive event was the November Gent six day outing. However, after Wiggins emerged victorious in the event with the former team sky leader Mark Cavendish, he seemed to have changed his min as the victory had opened a new door of opportunities for the upcoming season.
In a comment about his partnership with the former sky team leader, Bradley Wiggins said: “This will be the last time we race together for sure.” He added that it maybe not be his last, individually. Continue reading “BRADLEY WIGGINS PLANS TO RACE IN 2017”
The newly crowned Rio Olympic team pursuit champion Bradley Wiggins is now starting to think beyond racing and what he will do after his racing career.
He is looking at coming out with a women’s Wiggins team to play alongside the popular Wiggins men’s team. Just after he won the team pursuit gold at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics, Wiggins said that he wants to bring out an under-23 women’s pursuit team under the name Wiggins by 2018.
Bradley is seeing himself as a team owner and wants his women’s Wiggins team to be the best under-23 team in the world. He is looking beyond that and wants the team to be the best feeder team and also to get the maximum pro ranks. Wiggins was instrumental in setting up a team that as his name at the start of the 2015 cycling season. He started this to bring out new talent and to improve the skills of the riders on the road. He also wanted all the other participants run along with him to be in sync and to make sincere efforts to pursue gold medals at Rio. It looks like his efforts have paid off.
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The latest feats of Bradley Wiggins include him overcoming his own set winning timings which he has recently smashed to set a new record.
Recently he has been able to break his own local 10 minute timing. The new time that he has clocked is 19-15. That he achieved in his time trial recently and that has helped him put a time difference of 40 seconds between himself and the next rival. He was bound to gatecrash the time trial event held by the Liverpool cycling club recently. The Liverpool Phoenix cycle club is known to hold their weekly time trials on Tuesday nights. This time they had a special guest as Sir Bradley Wiggins decided to gatecrash the event. The spectators as well as cyclists of the club event were in for a surprise when the Olympic racer turned up at the event. He is a gold medalist from the Olympics as well as winner of Tour de France. He has completed a ten mile race at Bickerstaffe and posted the fastest time in the race as well. He cycled in the event for Wiggins team and he wore rainbow stripes on his jersey sleeves. This showcased the fact that he had been a champion in a former event of the time trial. Continue reading “Bradley Wiggins Wins The Time Trial Event”
Davide Cimolai, the Italian driver, claimed the win after a spring finish on stage 6 of Volta a Catalunya, as Team Sky’s Chris Froome made it to the 8th position overall.
The Lampre-Merida racer passed ahead of Giant-Alpecin’s Nikias Arndt as well as Lotto Soudal’s Tosh Van der Sande following breakaway leader Dimension Data’s Cameron Meyer had finally been closed down over last kilometre.
It was the first win of Lampre-Merida of a frustrating season. Nairo Quintana of Movistar kept his overall lead with an end in the peleton, 7 seconds ahead of Alberto Contador of Spain, while defending champ Richie Porte stays in the third spot seventeen seconds back.
Froome, a Brit star, is just forty-six seconds off the pace going into the final hilly hundred and thirty six kilometers circuit stage across the Montjuic region of Barcelona. Cimolai told that finally, they got their first victory after working very hard all through the week. It was really important after an inauspicious season.
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Sir Bradley Wiggins is about to race the Belgian races this year. His participation at 3 Days of De Panne race has been confirmed by the race organizer recently.
Added De Pane race, the 2012 Tour France champion would be racing E3 Harelbeke, Flanders Tour & Paris Roubaix. The last one is his final race as a Sky member.
De Pane committee is really thrilled to have such a legendary figure as Wiggins in the race.
“We were thrilled to hear that Wiggo would be racing again”, stated Johan Hecke, the press chief of the race.
“He would undoubtedly love to flaunt the rainbow jersey during time trial at the race finale. We are hopeful that he would be coming up with a similar spectacular performance as he did in the year 2009.”
The last time Bradley raced at the Belgian race was in the year 2011. In the year 2009, he triumphed at the finale’s 15.3 km time-trial in Garmin’s colors, racing ahead of Westra (Lieuwe) & Devolder (Stijn).
Along with Wiggins, Mark Cavendish too has been confirmed for the Belgian races. He would be riding at DwarsVlaanderen before Ghent-Wevelgem which is scheduled for 29th March.
“I am really happy that I would be riding DwarsVlaanderen since it’s a great Belgian race”, remarked Cavendish. Continue reading “Wiggins To Participate In Belgian Races”