MPCC says it already has a solution for Team Sky/Wiggins TUE woes

The voluntary organisation asks its member teams to sit riders out for a minimum time period if they're treated with a corticosteroid

(Photo: Götz)

The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) says it already has a solution for corticosteroids and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) that would eliminate Team Sky's problems.

Bradley Wiggins applied for and received permission to inject corticosteroid triamcinolone ahead of the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Tour de France, and the 2013 Giro d'Italia. Many critics questioned his TUE and its timing since triamcinolone can also help one's performance. Under the voluntary group's rules, which seven of the 18 WorldTeams follow, one cannot race for eight days following corticosteroid use.

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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.