British Cycling acknowledges 'serious failings' over medical package, while Sky deny wrongdoing

Team Sky and British Cycling issue statements in the wake of evidence presented to a Parliamentary inquiry relating to a package delivered during the 2011 Critérum du Dauphiné

British Cycling has issued a statement saying that it acknowledges "serious failings" in its record keeping in the wake of the investigation into a 'mystery package' that was delivered from its headquarters in Manchester to Team Sky at the Critérium du Dauphiné in France during June 2011.

The statement comes in response to evidence given by former BC employee Simon Cope – who delivered the package – and UK Anti-Doping chief executive Nicole Sapstead to a Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.