'TUEs have unfairly been given a bad name', says Callum Skinner

The Olympic gold medallist says that the saga surrounding TUEs has cast their use in a negative light.

Callum Skinner

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Olympic goal medallist Callum Skinner says that the ongoing debate surrounding the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) has distracted people from the bigger of issue of tackling doping.

Skinner, who won gold in Rio in the team sprint and also took silver in the individual sprint behind Jason Kenny, says that TUEs - which permit the use of banned substances - can be a necessity for an athlete if they are required.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.