Sir Bradley Wiggins has said that the allegations of wrongdoing against him and Team Sky are the “worst thing to be accused of”.
Wiggins retired from the sport at the end of last year after close to 20 years cycling. During his career he won five Olympic gold medals as well as the 2012 Tour de France.
At the beginning of this month The Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee were informed by the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) chief executive Nicole Sapstead that its investigation into Team Sky has been hampered by a lack of records.
UK Anti-Doping is currently investigating allegations that a package sent to the team and then used to treat Wiggins contained the banned substance triamcinolone.
Earlier this month the general manager of Team Sky, Sir Dave Brailsford, admitted that the team has made mistakes in relation to anti-doping and testing practices but he absolutely refuted any “untrue” implications the mistakes may have led to. When he admitted to the mistakes a number of cyclists gave their backing to Sir Brailsford including three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Speaking to Soccer AM this weekend Wiggins described the experience as “horrible”. He went on to say that he relieved that an investigation is taking place as allegations of doping are “the worst thing to be accused of when you’re a man of my integrity, what I believe anyway and what I’ve done to get to where I am today.
However, he said that while the investigation is going on he cannot say too much but that he believes that once the investigation has run its course he will have his say. Wiggins added, “Of course I’ll have my say, there’s a lot to say and it’s going to shock a few people.”