Bradley Wiggins is happy that he and his former team Sky are not the subject of research for the British antidopingbureau UK Anti-Doping (UKAD). However, the former tour winner a double feeling about the case, which revolved around the mysterious package during the Critérium du Dauphiné 2011, when he was delivered at the request of a former team doctor Richard Freeman. “I am happy that now it is officially confirmed that there will be no action against me is taken, but remain with some unanswered questions,” says Wiggins in a Twitter scattered response.
Wiggins and Sky were discredited after a parliamentary investigation into possible doping at the team and the British cycling federation the delivery of a specified package of drugs to advance had come. Team boss Dave Brailsford did obscure about the content eventually, without written proof to claim that it is a non-prohibited product (fluimucil).
The UKAD stated that the contents of the package may confirm or refute. “Simply because of lack of evidence,” said the antidopinginstantie.
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Sky responded as satisfied (“We have always maintained that there is no question of a violation”) but Wiggins was more vehement in his comments:
“Being accused of doping is the worst thing a professional athlete can happen. Especially if each floor is missing and you know that’s not true. I have fourteen long months, my mouth held to the UKAD her to do the job. That was in spite of many speculations in the media and also from fellow riders, without the facts to know. It is a hell for me and my family. It looked like nothing less than a malicious witch hunt.”
Wiggins says disappointed in parts of the declaration of the UKAD. “And that is an understatement. I wonder on what basis this research started, who the source was, what this person exactly has explained, why the UKAD these empty accusation seriously, and why the investigation has lasted so long. And also how much taxpayers ‘ money was spent on this…”
“I ask now the media to me and my family the necessary space and privacy to respect. I will be furthermore no other public statements on this matter since I first go investigate what my options are for itself to considering legal action.”