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Froome, Hoy turn up the heat on Wiggins

Cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins came under more pressure Tuesday night when both Chris Froome and Sir Chris Hoy insisted he has questions to answer over the use of a banned substance for medical reasons.

The crisis engulfing Team Sky increased at the weekend when team principal Sir Dave Brailsford admitted making the situation a ‘damn sight worse’ by giving inaccurate answers about the mystery package delivered to the team after Wiggins won a race in France in June 2011.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins came under more pressure Tuesday night when both Chris Froome and Sir Chris Hoy insisted he has questions to answer over the use of a banned substance. Photo: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

In an interview with Cycling News, reigning Tour de France champion Froome said: ‘With regards to Wiggins, questions remain over his symptoms, the choice of treatment and the related performance benefits from that treatment.

‘I was surprised, it was the first I had heard of them. Without knowing the details of his medical condition, it’s impossible to say if he was operating in a grey area.

‘It’s a great shame that we’re once again debating the validity of a Tour de France victory.’

Olympic hero Hoy said: ‘He definitely has to answer questions. He needs to explain the situation.’

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