Wiggins case adds to concerns over TUEs, says cycling’s governing body

06 March 2018 12:05
• UCI has fears about abuse of anti-doping system reinforced• Sir Bradley Wiggins claims to be in a ‘living hell’Cycling’s world governing body said the fallout from the Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky affair has reinforced its concerns about potential abuse of the anti-doping system. The UCI said the damning findings of a parliamentary inquiry would be raised in a meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency.The explosive report by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee concluded that Wiggins had taken performance-enhancing drugs to win the 2012 Tour de France under the guise of treating a legitimate medical condition. It said Team Sky had “crossed ethical lines” by obtaining therapeutic use exemption forms, in effect a doctor’s note, to take triamcinolone, a powerful corticosteroid which would usually be banned. A UCI statement read: “The conclusions in the report [insofar as cycling is concerned] support and reinforce the UCI’s concerns about the potential abuse of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), in particular with respect to corticosteroids. As noted by the DCMS, these concerns were first raised in the Cycling Independent Reform Commission’s report in 2015 and appear to remain an issue today. Related: Sir Bradley Wiggins hits out at ‘malicious’ campaign after DCMS accusations Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian