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UCI president calls for investigation into Team Sky

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However, the British-registered WorldTour squad said that they were "concerned" at the allegations that were made in the report "without providing evidence".

Team Sky and Wiggins, the victor of the 2012 Tour de France and a five-time Olympic champion, have strongly denied the report's claims and have said any medication they have used has been for legitimate reasons and within UCI and World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

A British parliamentary committee said in a doping investigation report, published on Monday, that evidence showed Team Sky sought a therapeutic use exemption for Wiggins to take triamcinolone "not to treat medical need but to improve his power to weight ratio".

"I don't know where that's come from", Wiggins said.

Wiggins was named but told the BBC he is "100%" not a cheat. "Certain steroids increase body mass and certain ones decrease it". It's undeniable it gives a performance enhancement. Some may distrust him because of his drug-taking history even when Landis's testimony about widespread doping in cycling contributed to the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

Ford, one of Team Sky's main sponsors, said: 'We remain committed to our support of Team Sky but we do not comment on their sporting matters, especially matters that occurred before our sponsorship started'.

So you have to put this in the context of the time; the grey zone was too big and it seemed that this grey zone has been used by Team Sky at the time so, is it doping?

Lappartient said he now wanted the UCI's independent anti-doping division to investigate. "If I were running a business and wanted to keep its image positive I would have left Team Sky a long time ago".

"Of course we have to respect the rights of Chris Froome to defend what he thinks and what he believes with experts". It doesn't matter how much you put the truth in front of their face it makes no difference. Weeks later, Wiggins went on to claim Olympic glory in the time trial at the London 2012 Games, capping a golden summer for British cycling. I've been in this world. "Like I said, I'm really proud to be part of this team".

Team Sky and Wiggins have both issued statements to "strongly refute" the report's conclusions. He is now allowed to race under the rules for "specified substances" such as asthma drugs and is competing in Tirreno-Adriatico. But he was again facing questions about doping following the damning DCMS select committee report.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee report says he used it as many as nine times in four years, which Wiggins described as "completely malicious". "I would like them to do this, to see if there is some violation of anti-doping rules", he added.

The MPCC was founded during the 2007 Tour de France as a way to raise the ethical bar for riders and teams at the pinnacle of the sport. That is absolute rubbish, I have seen that accusation, but no that is complete rubbish.

"All I can speak of is my experiences - I've never seen anything untoward whatsoever", the Cardiff-born rider added.

"I don't think that "gaming the system" is commonplace among MPCC teams". I certainly have a very different picture to what's been painted in the headlines.

"Dave has brought all those people together and we've got a fantastic group". "Right now I'm here to race Tirreno and I'm focusing on that".

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