Kittel and Greipel: Severe asthma? Go to the Paralympics
Oct 14 2016 07:26 pm CET

Kittel and Greipel: Severe asthma? Go to the Paralympics

German cyclists Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel believe that people with severe asthma should compete in the Paralympics rather than forming part of the regular peloton.

Following the revelations regarding Wiggins' Therapeutic Use Excemptions (TUEs), which indicated severe asthma, many have questioned the Briton's performance in the 2012 Tour de France and other races.

Talking to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kittel says that people with severe asthma should go to the Paralympics if he really suffers from asthma.

"When someone suffers from severe asthma, he has no business being a professional athlete. That's why we created the Paralympics," the sprinter said.

Compatriot Andre Greipel agrees: "When you are sick, you shouldn't be in cycling races. That's why we joined the MPCC (Movement For Credible Cycling). Now we also know why Sky didn't.

Contrary to his fellow countrymen, John Degenkolb's attitude towards TUE's isn't quite as negative as he considers them useful "when someone really has issues".

"In order to establish that, it makes sense to have an independent commission that can make decisions," he said.
Photo of Bradley Wiggins (cropped) by morebyless - License: Cc-by 2.0





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