Jonathan Tiernan-Locke blamed biological passport anomaly on binge drinking session

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke claims in his defence against doping case that he drank over 33 units of alcohol in one night

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wins overall, Tour of Britain 2012, stage eight

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke said that an anti-doping blood sample taken from him in September 2012 showed anomalies due to a heavy binge-drinking session in Bristol, during which he claims to have consumed over 33 units of alcohol.

The details of Tiernan-Locke's defence in his anti-doping case have been published by the UK Anti-Doping Agency as part of its decision against the former Team Sky and Endura rider.

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