GB riders attack Shane Sutton over claims that TUEs can be used to find marginal gains

Katie Archibald and Jody Cundy criticise comments of former BC coach

Shane Sutton speaks to the media (Photo: CJ Farquharson)

(Image credit: CJ Farquharson)

Great Britain riders have reacted with anger to claims by former British Cycling coach Shane Sutton that therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) can be legitimately used to find an edge over rivals.

Sutton, who resigned as British Cycling's technical director in April 2016, made the comments in a BBC documentary broadcast on Sunday. When asked if "finding the gains might mean getting the TUE", he repeated the question before replying, "Yes, because the rules allow you to do that."

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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.