We used TUEs to get marginal gains, says former Team Sky and British Cycling coach Shane Sutton

Sutton makes the comments in BBC documentary

Shane Sutton (photo: Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Shane Sutton has said that therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for corticosteroids were essentially marginal gains used to give riders an edge over opponents.

Sutton, who left Team Sky and British Cycling in April 2016 and now coaches the Chinese track team, made the comment in an interview as part of a documentary aired on BBC Two on Sunday night.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.