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Team Sky could be investigated by the UCI for alleged cover-up

Jack Elton-Walters
17 Mar 2017

The UCI is in touch with UKAD following revelations from former rider

The UCI has released a statement saying that it is in touch with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) following former-Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson's appearance in a BBC report. In the interview, the rider admitted to breaking the no needles policy to inject vitamins.

The substances were not illegal, but the method broke clear guidelines. Edmondson said his former team were aware of his transgression but did not alert the authorities.

The 24-year-old also spoke of his use of Tramadol, which he received on prescription independently of Team Sky.

The UCI's statement was short and to the point, and it's unlikely we'll hear more before next week.

'The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has seen the BBC report,' the governing body's statement read.

'The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, independent entity in charge of anti-doping programme and investigations for the UCI, is in touch with UKAD to assess the matter.

'No further comments will be provided at this stage.'