Team Sky 'confident' that UK Anti-Doping report will put them in the clear

British WorldTour squad Team Sky issue statement in wake of Dave Brailsford's appearance at Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Monday - No response to Daily Mail's claim that Brailsford attempted to stop 'mystery' package story going to press

Chris Froome and Team Sky during 2016 Tour de France

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Team Sky have said that they are 'confident' that an independent investigation by UK Anti-Doping into its activities will find that the British WorldTour squad has done nothing wrong.

The statement was issued on Tuesday in the wake of the squad's principal Sir Dave Brailsford appearing before a Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Monday.

Brailsford was questioned by MPs relating to Sky's use of therapeutic use exemption certificates (TUEs) and a 'mystery' package that was delivered to Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné. Brailsford revealed that the package contained a decongestant medicine.

"Dave gave public evidence to the Select Committee yesterday for an hour as part of their inquiry into anti-doping," read the Team Sky statement.

"As we have always said we believe what is most important if for UKAD to establish the truth independently. We are confident that when they report it will be clear that there has been no wrongdoing.

"During the Committee session, Dave acknowledged once again his own mistakes in handling the issue over recent months."

>>> Daily Mail claims Dave Brailsford tried to stop it running story on mystery package

"We are continuing to co-operate fully with UKAD and we look forward to their report."

The statement did not address a claim made by the Daily Mail on Tuesday morning that Brailsford had attempted to stop the paper from publishing its original report on the existence of the 'mystery' package. The Mail alleges that Brailsford offered them an alternative story.

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