Bradley Wiggins should lose Tour de France title, says Landis

Hope Soto
March 9, 2018

The most powerful man in cycling has questioned how David Brailsford can remain on as head of Team Sky and insisted Chris Froome shouldn't be allowed to defend his Tour de France title.

Lappartient addressed the recent report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which described Sky's behaviour as having "crossed an ethical line".

"I can not say I know a lot about Brad's use of it in or out of competition", Sutton, who gave evidence to the committee a year ago, said.

Noting that it has already been established - thanks to the activities of Russian hackers the Fancy Bears - that Wiggins was given TUEs for triamcinolone before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and 2013 Giro d'Italia, and the first of those applications was made two weeks before the alleged treatment at the Dauphine, the report says "we do not believe there is reliable evidence that it was Fluimucil".

"I can not say I know a lot about Brad's use of it in or out of competition", the controversial Australian said to Sky Sports. But he told the BBC on Monday night that he had only ever received one shot out of competition. That's absolute rubbish. I've seen that accusation but no, that's complete rubbish.

She said: "For the past three years, UK Anti-Doping have made submissions to the World Anti-Doping Agency to see glucocorticosteroids included on the banned list of substances in sport at all times". I can not account for answers that have been attached to different questions.

And Lappartient has called on world cycling's governing body to investigate the matter.

"I can only speak from my own experiences in the team", he told reporters before the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy, which starts on Wednesday.

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"I have never seen anything like that".

"I don't think that "gaming the system" is commonplace among MPCC teams".

Sutton's claim that Wiggins was "treated on the bus" contradicted the views of the cyclist himself and former Sky doctor Richard Freeman, who said Wiggins was treated some hours later at a training camp.

The BBC also asked Lappartient whether he thinks Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford should resign. "That's definitely a question for them", the Welshman added. I would like to know when. "I can't really say much more on it".

Responding to Lappartient's comments, Team Sky said it was "happy to co-operate with any investigation by the UCI and we would welcome further scrutiny of the select committee's report".

Floyd Landis said the only people who still believe in Team Sky are those who think the U.S. president, Donald Trump, is telling the truth as the former cyclist called for Sir Bradley Wiggins to be stripped of his 2012 Tour de France title.

Team Sky has accused the committee of presenting "unsubstantiated allegations" which it says is "fundamentally unfair to the team and its riders".

"We welcome any review by the UCI which can help establish the nature of the evidence relied on by the Committee in coming to its conclusions".

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