• The International Cycling Union is in touch with UK Anti-Doping
• Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admitted use of banned injections
The International Cycling Union has stepped into the latest controversy involving Team Sky to ask UK Anti-Doping to assess claims the team covered up a rider’s use of banned injections.
Josh Edmondson admitted breaking the sport’s “no needle” rule while a member of Team Sky between 2013 and 2014 by injecting the amino acid L-carnitine as well as vitamin B12, folic acid, damiana compositum and the supplement TAD two or three times a week for about a month in 2014. The vitamins are legal but riders have been banned from using needles by the UCI since 2011.
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