Jonathan Tiernan-Locke isn't fully against bio passport

“I wouldn’t just slag off the passport as a tool, I think it’s useful, but I think it’s being applied in the wrong way. It probably will continue to be applied in the wrong way and I’m sure it has in the past as well." - Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and fans, Tour of Britain 2012, stage seven

Banned British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has a fawn Pug puppy sleeping on his lap at the conclusion of a 60-minute interview about his newly instated doping sanction and consequent Team Sky sacking.

Tiernan-Locked was handed a two-year suspension in July when a tribunal referred to his UCI Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) to conclude the 29-year-old had more likely than not used a prohibited substance or method to boost haemoglobin levels around what was a career-defining period in 2012.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.