Bradley Wiggins finally breaks silence on doping allegations

Wiggins retired from cycling at the end of last year after almost 20 years in the sport, winning five Olympic gold medals and the 2012 Tour de France.

Former team-mate Chris Froome recently apologised on behalf of the team with a UK Anti-Doping investigation into allegations of wrongdoing still ongoing.

Thanks to the Fancy Bears computer hackers, it emerged last September that Wiggins was given permission for jabs of the otherwise-banned drug before his three biggest races in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

It all became known as part of the search for "marginal gains" but Wiggins, in what the Telegraph said were remarks made at a corporate event in the City of London, was unimpressed.

Wiggins, often an out-spoken figure, has also criticised former Team GB team-mate Victoria Pendleton and her work with legendary sports psychologist Dr Steve Peters, who has work with the England football team on penalties among other high-profile clients.

"But there is an investigation and obviously I can't say too much, because that will run its course and then I'll have my say".

"Eventually I will get my say and there is a lot to say".

"I missed the birth as well because I am always racing this time of year, it's full-on at the moment". "It's just been nice to be home".

Winners of four of the last five Tours de France, Team Sky have been under scrutiny since October when it was revealed UKAD was looking into a claim Wiggins was injected with triamcinolone at the end of the 2011 Criterium.

Committee chairman Damian Collins MP said in response to Freeman's written evidence: "Once again, this new evidence leaves major questions outstanding for Team Sky and British Cycling".

The doctor, who faces a possible General Medical Council inquiry for failing to maintain a record of unlicensed corticosteroid triamcinolone prescribed to Wiggins, paints a picture of a professional life in which he was rushed off his feet, on call at all hours of day and night.

Sky and Wiggins say that fluimucil was the bag's contents but there is record to prove that.

"But he didn't do that, for whatever reason, and in 2014 his laptop was stolen while he was on holiday in Greece".

  • Julie Sanders