The Minister of Sport Tracey Crouch has blasted the scandal hit Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins. The conservative MP opines that the scandal has eroded the public trust in the sport. She called on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to review Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

Wiggins was allowed this exemption to take banned substance in the 2011 and 2012 events of Tour de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia. The cyclists claims he needed the corticosteroid triamcinolone for his asthma and allergenic symptoms but the revelations led to Team Sky being investigated by the UK Anti-Doping and the team being questioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee.
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Wiggins’ Use Of Banned Substances

Bradley Wiggins has been Olympic gold medalist five times and in 2012 he was the first Briton who brought home to the country by winning the Tour de France.

However, all his accolades have not kept him out of incriminating accusations of doping charges. At the time when he was participating in Tour de France he gained approval to use Triamcinolone as he was suffering from asthma and other allergies. He was given special permission to use the drugs that year as well as in the previous year’s event besides Giro d’Italia in 2013. However, rumors have arisen again about Brailsford, his boss and him who have come under scrutiny as whether their need for banned drugs was justified. It is said that the exemptions were for his therapeutic use and was approved by the relevant British authorities at that time. There is no evidence that the 36 year old broke any rules at the time he was participating in the sports actively. British Cycling has, however opened up another inquiry, this time about the use of drugs by Sir Bradley Wiggins in the period 2011.   Continue reading →


Bradley Wiggins, champion rider from the Team Sky squad will not toe the path toed by Shane Sutton, Dave Brailsford, and Simon Cope to appear in front of a committee of MPs who are in charge of investigating doping in sport.

The Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee, Damian Collins has confirmed that Wiggins will not be called to come before them and give evidence over the allegations of doping.

Collins made it known that he was not interested in investigating the individual medical records of athletes but the inquiry was more concerned with organizations who received public money.

He noted that British Cycling and Team Sky were being held to account mainly because they receive public money, as well as also to question the UKAD about their power and resources.

“It is not for the Select Committee to investigate the medical records of an individual athlete,” he said. Continue reading →


Tipping his former teammate for the win in the Rio de janeiro Olympic games, Bradley Wiggins has said that Chris Froome will emerge victorious at the Olympic games and back up his tour de France victory.

He said in his statement that if anyone can do it, it would be his former teammate.

Wiggins had won the 2012 tour de France competition and won a gold medal in the two weeks following that in the trial time event at the London Olympic Games. That same year, Froome had finished behind Wiggins with a close second, and had participated in the trial time event where he won the bronze medal, he now heads to the Olympics in Rio with a third tour title in his name.

He is set to compete in both the trial time event and the hilly road race where he has an ambition of placing really well in both events. Froome is bound to be the favorite at the Olympic time trials ever since Tom Dumoulin crashed out the tour de France due to an injured wrist and his chances of participating in the Olympic events became uncertain. Continue reading →

Wiggins Ready For Tour Of Britain

The Tour of Britain is to kick start next month and the newly crowned Olympic team pursuit gold medalist from Great Britain Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his participation.

This will be the first road race that Wiggins will participate in 4 months. This will also be his first race that he will take part in after winning the gold medal at Rio Olympics. He will be joining Mark Cavendish for the Tour of Britain week long race. His gold medal partner Owain Doull will also be in the starting lineup of this most anticipated race.

Tour of Britain race director, Mick Bennett, said that he is very happy that the two Olympic Champions are taking part in the week long race just after their successful Rio Olympics. It gives him immense pleasure to welcome Sir Bradley Wiggins to the biggest race in Britain. Bradley is also the former winner of this prestigious Britain race. Owain Doull has also proved his mettle by turning out to be the star of the show in 2015. He will be starting the Tour of Britain race for the eighth time in his career. Continue reading →

Bradley Wiggins To Participate In Six Day London Event

Sir Bradley Wiggins seems to be all over the cycling sport news.

Not only has he been in the news as he gate crashed a time trial event and took over the top position of the race; he is also set to compete in the Rio Olympics this year. He has confirmed his participation at the Six Day London event that will be held in October. The appearance of the professional cyclist will mark his return to the Velodrome after the win that he achieved in World Championship Madison in the month of March.

He is currently training to be selected for the fifth time in the Olympic Games this year. The team that would be going for the same would probably be looking to include him this time. If he appears in the Six Day London event that would debut his participation in the event on home soil, it would also be a good practice for him after he participates in Rio. Wiggins has fond memories of the event. Continue reading →