British Cycling says it doesn't know how bulk corticosteroid order was used

Governing body faces the prospect of funding being withdrawn if it does not follow through on promises to improve

British Cycling HQ

(Image credit: Russ Ellis)

British Cycling’s chair has admitted the organisation does not know where the large quantities of a powerful controlled drug ordered into the body’s Manchester headquarters around the time of Bradley Wiggins’s TUEs has gone.

On Wednesday, the chief executive of UK Anti Doping (UKAD) Nicole Sapstead, who has been in charge of the investigation into a package shipped to Team Sky at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné told a committee of MPs that the amount of controversial corticosteroid triamcinolone ordered by British Cycling was an “excessive amount being ordered for one person or quite a few people had a similar problem”.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.