• Sky boss Brailsford defends Wiggins’s record

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    LONDON: Team Sky chief Dave Brailsford has insisted British cycling great Bradley Wiggins did nothing wrong in receiving a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for otherwise banned drugs. Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the multiple Olympic champion had been granted a TUE by cycling authorities for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to take just days before the 2012 Tour de France, which he won, as well as the 2011 Tour and the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Wiggins said he needed the drug to help control his asthma. But Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, quoted in the Mail on Sunday, said it was “strange” that Wiggins had received the injections immediately before three Grand Tours. “And injecting?” said the Dutch Olympic silver medallist. “So then you have very bad asthma.

    AFP

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