WIGGINS WILL NOT BE QUESTIONED BY MPS

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.

For a number of months, Wiggins has been under serious scrutiny over his use of TUEs that gave him permission to make use of drugs that were not allowed to be used before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and the 2013 Giro d’Italia.

He has also been in the limelight over the contents of a package meant for him that was delivered to Team Sky at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Dave Brailsford told the select committee in December that the content of the package was Fluimucil. The UKAD chief executive however did not buy the tale, saying that no paper trail exists to back up his claim.

The former British cycling employee, Simon Cope who had been responsible for transporting the jiffy bag to Team Sky from Manchester stated that he had not been made aware of the contents of the package at the time.