Team Sky boss defends Wiggins' use of drug

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Sir David Brailsford has defended Sir Bradley Wiggins’ use of a banned steroid before major races, saying Team Sky “do not cross the line” when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs.

Britain’s most decorated Olympian took anti-inflammatory drug triamcinolone for allergies and respiratory issues.

The cyclist said he sought therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) to “put himself back on a level playing field”.

“It was not being used to enhance performance,” Brailsford said.

Speaking to BBC sports editor Dan Roan, he added: “I have known Bradley a long time and he is an asthma sufferer and he has struggled with allergies for as long as I have known him.

“I know that at the time there was a recommendation to see a specialist, he went to see a specialist and was then given permission by the authorities.

“I trust and believe in the integrity of that process.”

More to follow.

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