Team Sky has this afternoon published a detailed statement in response to the controversy surrounding the package containing medicine to be used by Bradley Wiggins that was delivered to its former doctor, Richard Freeman, at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.
The document, which you can find here, outlines the team’s response to comments made last week to the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport by Nicole Sapstead, chief executive of UK Anti-Doping, which is investigating the episode at the request of Team Sky and British Cycling.
It also gives details of steps the team says it has put in place to fight doping.
In December, Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford gave evidence to the same select committee as part of its investigation into doping in sport. He told them that the package included the decongestant Fluimucil, and the team has also provided a copy of a letter he has written to MPs as part of their investigation.
Former Team Sky doctor Freeman had been expected to testify to the select committee last week but did not do so due to illness. Former British Cycling coach Simon Cope, who delivered the package, did give evidence on the same day as Sapstead, however.
More to follow.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.