Bradley Wiggins says he '100 per cent did not cheat' in his use of Triamcinolone

5 March 2018, 18:36

Bradley Wiggins has denied using the drug Triamcinolone to boost performance rather than for medical purposes.

A report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee released on Monday claimed Team Sky "crossed the ethical line" by using drugs to allegedly enhance the performance of Wiggins, who used to ride for the team.

Asthma sufferer Wiggins used Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) to take the corticosteroid Triamcinolone before major races, including his 2012 Tour De France victory.

Team Sky strongly deny Wiggins used the drug to enhance his performance and Wiggins has now had his say on the matter.

"Not at any time in my career did we cross the ethical line," Wiggins told the BBC.

"I refute that 100 per cent. This is malicious, this is someone trying to smear me. I would have had more rights if I had murdered someone than in this process.

"I don't know what his [the source's] motivation is. It was completely under medical need.

"I am having to deal with the fallout; I am left in the middle trying to pick up the pieces. It is a malicious allegation made by an anonymous source.

"Who are these sources? Come out. Go on record. This is serious stuff."

When asked to confirm he did not cheat, Wiggins added: "100 per cent. I have worked and had the passion I have had for 15-20 years and to do that to the sport it is the worst thing to be accused of."