Bradley Wiggins says 'no excuse' for Lizzie Armitstead's missed anti-doping controls

Wiggins says he believes it is "bloody hard" to miss more than one test as a professional athlete

Bradley Wiggins says that Lizzie Armitstead had no excuse to miss three anti-doping controls over the past year with the support that cyclists have from UK Sport.

The 27-year-old Boels-Dolmans cyclist missed three out-of-competition tests in a span of 12 months and faced a possible four-year ban, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared the first miss and allowed her to continue racing. She competed in the Olympics last month in Rio de Janeiro.

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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.