TUEs may have been the tip of an iceberg at Team Sky | William Fotheringham

05 March 2018 11:00
Government inquiry’s conclusions are depressing but in the long term they should, in this atmosphere, lead to changeThe last 20 years in cycling have shown that it is bodies outside the sport that make the biggest strides in anti-doping, exposing the most carefully hidden practices, creating the greatest media impact, and producing the most significant long-term outcomes.I was reminded of that only recently, when a trip to France included an overnight stay in Rue du Dronckaert, Neuville en Ferrain, where customs officers seized the Festina team’s drugs, which led to the exposure of systematic doping at the highest level of the sport. Related: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky accused in damning drugs report Where has this report come from? It is published by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee which opened an inquiry in August 2015.  Related: Remarkable drugs report shatters Team Sky’s illusion of integrity | Martha Kelner What is it? A powerful corticosteroid used to treat inflammation of many kinds, from skin conditions such as severe eczema to inflammatory arthritis, pollen allergies – the use for which Bradley Wiggins obtained permission – and musculo-skeletal injuries. Most commonly marketed under the trade name Kenalog, it is taken as a nasal spray, cream or by injection.  Related: Sebastian Coe accused of misleading inquiry into Russian doping Continue reading. . read full article

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