Dave Brailsford defends Team Sky over Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford defends his team's handling of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke after rider handed two year suspension by UCI

Sir David Brailsford, Tour of Britain 2013, stage four

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has defended his team following the confirmation of a two year anti-doping suspension for former rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke.

Tiernan-Locke's contract with the team was terminated with immediate effect following the publication of the judgement on the UCI website and Brailsford believes the British team has handled the situation correctly.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.