Shane Sutton tells MPs how he 'arranged' for delivery of Dauphiné package

Sutton also heard how Wiggins had been "sorted" by team doctor

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

Shane Sutton, British Cycling's former technical director and Team Sky's former head coach, has told MPs that he arranged for the delivery of a mystery package to Team Sky at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné, but that he had no knowledge of its contents.

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Sutton said that he was asked by former Team Sky doctor Dr Richard Freeman if he knew of anyone travelling to the Critérium du Dauphiné who could deliver a package, and recommended Simon Cope, a British Cycling coach.

Cope then delivered the package to the Team Sky bus at the Dauphiné, the contents of which Shane Sutton said he had no knowledge, although British Cycling president Bob Howden earlier said that he would inform MPs of the contents if it contained any pharmaceutical products.

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Sutton also said that he had been told by Dr Freeman that "Brad's been sorted" after the final stage of the Dauphiné.

However Sutton said that he did not know what Wiggins has been "sorted" for, but said that it could either be for a condition such as a chest infection that he was suffering from during the race, or that it could be to treat a long term condition.

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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.