Sunday 27 May 2018

'This is someone trying to smear me' - Bradley Wiggins denies doping after parliamentary report

Bradley Wiggins . Photo: David Davies/PA
Bradley Wiggins . Photo: David Davies/PA

Bradley Wiggins has again strongly denied doping and branded the allegations as 'malicious'.

A report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee accused Team Sky, Sir Dave Brailsford and Wiggins of "crossing an ethical line" by asking for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for banned medication they did not really need.

The team and Wiggins - who in an interview with the BBC said "I'd have had more rights if I'd murdered someone" - have denied the claim, saying they only use prescribed drugs for valid medical reasons.

Asked if he did not cheat, Wiggins said: "A hundred per cent. Never, throughout my career."

Wiggins added: "This is malicious. This is someone trying to smear me. These allegations, it's the worst thing to be accused of.

"It's also the hardest thing to prove you haven't done. We're not dealing in a legal system. I'd have had more rights if I'd murdered someone."

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