Jonathan Vaughters calls Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour win 'blemished, and that's painful'

The EF Education First team boss has also described the manner in which Dave Brailsford signed Wiggins to Team Sky as a "bully situation"

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Jonathan Vaughters, the team boss of WorldTour outfit EF Education First, has said that Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour de France victory is "blemished" due to the revelation that the Brit had injections for triamcinolone, a corticosteroid, before his Grand Tour win.

Vaughters made these comments in an interview with The Times, as he promotes his autobiography that details his life, from racing with Lance Armstrong to setting up his own cycling team which now operates under the name EF Education First on the WorldTour circuit.

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