UKAD’s investigation into the jiffy bag delivered to Team Sky at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine has concluded with no anti-doping charges being brought, after being ‘hampered by a lack of accurate medical reports’.
The package – which Team Sky eventually claimed contained the decongestant Fluimucil – was delivered from British Cycling to the team bus, and administered to race winner Bradley Wiggins by Dr Richard Freeman.
But UKAD have been unable to confirm or refute the claims as to what was in the package, after allegations it had in fact contained Triamcinolone – a restricted glucocorticoid.
The investigation has been ongoing for nearly 14 months, with UKAD interviewing 37 individuals in total since September 23, 2016.
Several key figures have also appeared before the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Select Committee to answer questions – including UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead and Team Sky supremo Sir Dave Brailsford.
But a UKAD statement confirmed the investigation has now been concluded, though some information has been passed on to the General Medical Council (GMC), which could lead to further investigation.