Bradley Wiggins breaks silence and considers legal actions
Nov 15 2017 09:23 pm CET

Bradley Wiggins breaks silence and considers legal actions
Bradley Wiggins breaks silence and considers legal actions


Former rider Bradley Wiggins has decided to break his silence about the episode of the suspicious package of Team Sky during the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, just after UK Anti-Doping confirmed that it won't pursue any charges.

In a statement, Wiggins confirms his innocence while also criticising the way he was treated. "Being accused of any doping indiscretion is the worst possible thing for any professional sportsperson, especially when it is without any solid factual basis and you know the allegation to be categorically untrue," reads the text.

"This period of time has been a living hell for me and my family, full of innuendo and speculation. At times it has felt nothing less than a malicious witch hunt."

The former rider also raises some questions in his statements. "UKAD’s findings this morning have left me with a series of my own questions:

– Where did the information come from to launch the investigation?
– Who was the source?
– What exactly did that person say and to whom?
– Why did UKAD deem it appropriate to treat it as a credible allegation?
– Surely now it is in the public interest to reveal this source?
– Why has it taken so long for these conclusions to be drawn?
– How much taxpayers' money has been spent so far on this investigation?"

"For now, I would implore the media to give me and my family space and respect our privacy. I plan on making no further public statement at this point as I assess which legal options to pursue."
Photo of Bradley Wiggins (cropped) by morebyless - License: Cc-by 2.0


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