Team Sky chief Sir David Brailsford has finally revealed what was contained in the mystery package that was flown out to Sir Bradley Wiggins during the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine in France.
Brailsford was speaking at a Culture, Media and Sport committee when he revealed to MP's that the package contained the decongestant Fluimucil.
Fluimucil is a decongestant often used for the treatment of bronchitis and emphysema and is not a drug banned under WADA regulation.
Team Sky coach at the time Shane Sutton claimed that then team-doctor Richard Freeman had asked for the drug to be sent over to France, where it was then given to WIggins.
However, inconsistencies came to fruition during the hearing, and Brailsford and British Cycling officials must now provide a paper trail to prove their story.
Dr. Freeman, who administered the drug to Wiggins, has been a central figure in the UK Anti-Doping investigation into alleged wrongdoing by British cycling.
Despite becoming the most decorated athlete in British history in Rio this summer, Sir Bradley Wiggins achievements have been somewhat overshadowed by scandals surrounding his use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for a banned steroid before several big victories at the 2011 and 2012 Tour de France, as well as the 2013 Giro D'Italia.
UKAD then launched an investigation following a report by the Daily Mail that a package had been delivered by a senior British Cycling coach to Team Sky on the final day of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.
When asked why he hadn't cleared up the confusion when reports first came out surrounding the package in France, Sutton said: “I’ve looked at myself long and hard and thought about how I handled the situation.
"There’s no wrongdoing. I would put my life on Wiggins. Sky’s the cleanest team in the world.”
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