Jonathan Tiernan-Locke alleges tramadol was 'offered freely' to British riders at 2012 World Championships

Former Sky and Great Britain rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke gives interview to BBC, during which he alleges that he was offered powerful painkillers at the 2012 World Championships

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke.

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Former Team Sky and Great Britain rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has alleged that powerful painkiller tramadol was 'offered freely around' to British riders during the 2012 World Championships.

Tiernan-Locke, who was suspended from competition for two years up to December 2015 on anti-doping grounds, made the allegation during an interview with the BBC, aired on Thursday evening.

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