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NICOLE COOKE FIRES QUESTIONS AT TEAM SKY, CRITIQUES BRITISH CYCLING

Nicole Cooke, former world and Olympic champion made her skepticism of the declaration by Team Sky’s that it was the cleanest team in cycling known as she went on to ask some pertinent questions concerning British Cycling, Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins.


Cooke made mention of back in 2011 when a mystery package was transported to Wiggins, and his use of his therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) as well, saying that she felt uneasy about the whole arrangement.

Cooke said: “Taking TUEs just before major events, it raises questions for me. It makes me skeptical of what they have done.”

She was referring to the use of a powerful corticosteroid by Wiggins before the Tours de France in 2011 and 2012, and the 2013 edition of the Girod’Italia.

She also fired some shots at Principal Dave Brailsford who claimed not to know what his riders were treated with.

“I find the stance of being the cleanest team and yet the team principal Brailsford not knowing what the riders are being treated with [strange].” Read more »

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