Team Sky 'happy to co-operate with UCI' in investigation over 'cheating' allegations

UCI president David Lappartient has called for an investigation into the claims from the UK parliament Select Committee report that Team Sky 'crossed an ethical line' - Lappartient told the BBC that Chris Froome's salbutamol case is unlikely to be resolved before the Giro d'Italia

Team Sky logo on car.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Team Sky have responded to comments made by the Union Cycliste Internationale president David Lappartient that an investigation will be launched by the UCI into allegations of "cheating" in the wake of the UK parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report into doping.

The report – published on Monday – stated that Team Sky had "crossed an ethical line" with its use of corticosteroid triamcinolone, which was administered to Bradley Wiggins ahead of the 2011 and 2012 Tour de France and 2013 Giro d’Italia to treat allergies. This was within World Anti-Doping Agency rules as Wiggins had the relevant therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificate for the medication.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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.