If we want clean sport then someone’s got to pay – but it’s not Bradley Wiggins or Team Sky

The DCMS report highlights the woeful lack of funding for anti-doping organisations and this must change

Bradley Wiggins on stage 17 of the 2012 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The release of the Combatting Doping in Sport report produced by the UK parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee ensured that Team Sky managed to hog the headlines despite the failure of its riders to contend in the Strade Bianche, the biggest racing encounter of the weekend.

"WIGGO DOPING SHOCK" shouted The Sun’s front page, the tabloid highlighting in simplified terms the principal allegation of the 52-page DMCS report. "Wiggins and Sky abused doping rules to win Tour" The Guardian stated a little more soberly.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.