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Category: Sir Bradley Wiggins

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British Cycling to appoint integrity officer in Jiffy bag aftermath

• Aim to improve anti-doping programme and enhance sport’s profile• Announcement of three new roles part of body’s rebuilding plansBritish Cycling is to appoint an integrity and compliance director following widespread criticisms of its handing of the …

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UCI president David Lappartient adds to pressure on Dave Brailsford

• UCI president Lappartient calls for investigation of Team Sky• ‘It’s maybe not a mistake but a fault, which is different’Pressure was building on Sir Dave Brailsford to resign from his position as head of Team Sky following the news that they face an…

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Floyd Landis: Bradley Wiggins should be stripped of 2012 Tour de France title

• Former drug cheat says ‘no ambiguity’ over triamcinolone• Landis adds Team Sky chief Brailsford must take responsibilityFloyd Landis said the only people who still believe in Team Sky are those who think the US president, Donald Trump, is telling the…

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I worship Team Sky. But I feel like I’ve been taken for a ride | Charles Graham-Dixon

I really want to believe in the integrity of the British team. Yet each new doping allegation is making it harderHow to feel when, for reasons that are purely negative, the sport you love and the riders you admire appear on every front page and dominat…

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UK Sport considers Team Sky and British Cycling compensating Ukad

• Findings in committee report are weighed up• Sir Bradley Wiggins fights to clear nameUK Sport has said it is considering all the recommendations made by a digital, culture, media and sport committee report which trashed the reputation of Sir Bradley …

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Sir Bradley Wiggins hits out at ‘malicious’ campaign after DCMS accusations

• Wiggins: ‘Not at any time in my career did we cross the ethical line’• ‘I’d have more rights if I’d murdered someone’Sir Bradley Wiggins has again strongly denied doping and branded the allegations as “malicious”.A report by the Digital, Culture, Med…

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The Guardian view on drugs in sport: a deep corruption | Editorial

A devastating report from a parliamentary select committee shows a culture of studied evasion around the abuse of performance-enhancing substances in professional sportWhat is the point of sport? The recent death of Sir Roger Bannister, who ran the wor…

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Do we trash or treasure our memories of Bradley Wiggins’ rise to the top? | Richard Williams

A combination of athletic prowess and personal eccentricity made him a beloved national figure but the latest allegations against him and Team Sky have at the very least tainted that legacyThe golden throne outside Hampton Court Palace. The Sun’s stick…

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Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky accused in damning drugs report

Report suggests Team Sky riders took performance-enhancing drugs to win Tour de FranceAn explosive report has suggested Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins used performance-enhancing drugs under the guise of treating a legitimate medical condition in order to…

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Remarkable drugs report shatters Team Sky’s illusion of integrity | Martha Kelner

David Brailsford’s ‘winning clean’ ethos has been exposed as an empty pledge by an inquiry whose findings stretch far and wideIt is only three months since we were last asking whether the latest crisis would signal the end for Team Sky. Now here we are…

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Bradley Wiggins warns young cyclists that Team Sky will ‘ruin you’

• Wiggins tells young riders to ‘steer clear’ of his former employers• Cyclist vows to have his say on his anti-doping inquiry ‘very soon’Bradley Wiggins has warned young cyclists to steer clear of Team Sky, claiming his former employers will “ruin” th…

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Chris Froome and Sky must stop hiding behind the letter of the law | Richard Williams

Dave Brailsford’s lofty ideals when setting up Team Sky have been exposed under the pressure of top-level competitionTo judge from Dave Brailsford’s words the other day it seems he still doesn’t get it. He was talking in a press conference about the bu…

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Chris Froome and Sky must stop hiding behind the letter of the law | Richard Williams

Dave Brailsford’s lofty ideals when setting up Team Sky have been exposed under the pressure of top-level competitionTo judge from Dave Brailsford’s words the other day it seems he still doesn’t get it. He was talking in a press conference about the bu…

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After Froome’s failed drug test is this the end for Team Sky?

Team Sky started out promising to be whiter than white but episodes with Bradley Wiggins and now Chris Froome mean that has to be questionedFrom a holiday in Miami to the launch of a luxury watch boutique and the announcement that he intends to race in…

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Bradley Wiggins misses his target time on indoor rowing debut – video

Bradley Wiggins made his rowing debut competing in the Open Men 2km at the British Indoor Championships on Saturday. The former cyclist came 21st in the event and well over his six minute and five second targetBradley Wiggins’ Olympic rowing bid hits r…

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Bradley Wiggins’ Olympics rowing bid hits rocks on indoor debut

• Sir Bradley Wiggins finished 21st in the 2km event at Indoor Championships • The ex-cyclist finished well over his six minute and five second targetFive-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has been backed to try again after his rowing d…

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Use of TUEs negate an intrinsic part of sport – the overcoming of exhaustion | Richard Williams

Eradicating exemptions seems fairer than allowing athletes to use artificial means of lifting themselves back up to their natural level of performanceIn more optimistic times, the news that Dr Michele Ferrari’s appeal against a doping conviction was tu…

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Team Sky slow to see the light after Jiffy bag tale’s dark corners | William Fotheringham

Little sign of the hoped-for spirit of openness can been seen following British Cycling’s plunge into notorietyThere was always a more than even chance that the affair nicknamed Jiffy bag-gate would never arrive at a definitive ending. The investigatin…

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Shane Sutton defends Bradley Wiggins’s use of TUEs for ‘marginal gains’

• Coach defends tactic of using TUEs within the rules in BBC documentary• ‘You definitely don’t cross the line and that’s something we’ve never done’Sir Bradley Wiggins’s former coach Shane Sutton has told a BBC documentary that he regarded therapeutic…

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Jiffy-gate: a costly mess that leaves all parties neither damned or cleared | Sean Ingle

UK Anti-Doping Agency’s long and expensive investigation has reached what feels an unsatisfactory conclusion for all involved, including Bradley WigginsA 14-month investigation. Thirty?seven witness interviews. A significant hit on the UK Anti?Dop…