Team Sky boss refuses to resign

Sir Dave Brailsford says he will not resign over ‘mystery package’.

Sir Dave Brailsford says he will not resign over 'mystery package'.

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Sir Dave Brailsford has refused to resign as Team Sky boss over the controversy of a mystery package’ sent for Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Team Sky has denied breaking anti-doping rules however, they have admitted “mistakes were made” over the medical package.

Team Sky have been unable to provide records to back up the claim Wiggins was given a legal decongestant at the Criterium du Dauphine in France.

Sir Dave Brailsford said, “I’m fine in myself and have confidence in my team.”

The Team sky boss added: “My thoughts are about what’s good for the team and what’s right.

“Of course I’m not hiding. On a personal level, I’ve been through a lot over the years and it’s important to make sure you can look at yourself and say there has been no wrongdoing. I’m confident of that.

“From a personal point of view, you’ve got to put the team first and the riders first.”

Team Sky riders tweeted their support for Brailsford, on Monday, several but Chris Froome, a three-time Tour de France winner and the team’s leading rider, has yet to comment publically.

Brailsford said he had had since spoken to Froome, but refused to elaborate on the detail, stating: “We had a good conversation, that’s it.”

UK Anti-Doping is investigating the package received by Dr Richard Freeman, an ex-Team Sky medic who pulled out of a parliamentary select committee hearing into the matter last week.

Finally, the British Cycling admitted it did not pay “sufficient care and attention” to the wellbeing of staff, following a leaked draft report into claims of a “culture of fear” at the body.

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