Oleg Tinkov: 'I trust Brailsford and Wiggins'

Owner of Team Tinkoff, Oleg Tinkov, adds his voice to the furore surrounding Bradley Wiggins' TUE for triamcinolone

Oleg Tinkov and Dave Brailsford at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Tinkoff cycling team owner Oleg Tinkov has issued a statement in support of Team Sky and their team principal Dave Brailsford in the debate surrounding Bradley Wiggins's therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificate for triamcinolone.

The Russian businessman says that he can't believe the 'negative' comments levelled at Team Sky, Brailsford and Wiggins after Russian hacking group Fancy Bears published a TUE for 2012 Tour de France winner Wiggins that showed he had intra-muscular injections of the corticosteroid in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Wiggins was riding for Sky at the time of the injections.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.