Bradley Wiggins has called for a new inquiry after ex-British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman was found guilty by a medical tribunal.
Freeman was found to have ordered Testogel “knowing or believing” it was to help dope an unnamed rider to “improve their athletic performance.”
Tour de France winner and four time Olympic gold medal winner Wiggins questioned the findings suggesting that nobody “in their right mind would use that [Testogel] for doping.”
Wiggins said he would be surprised if the testosterone at the centre of the Freeman trial was for a rider, saying he doubted anyone was “doing s*** like that, or stupid enough.“
The former professional cyclist called for a second enquiry to settle the questions being raised.
“What needs to happen now is to alleviate this assumption that it must have been for a rider – not necessarily,” said Wiggins, speaking on his latest Eurosport podcast. “It might have been for a staff member… it might have been for someone from another sport. Who knows?
“It’s left it with no actual conclusion. It’s guilty of a charge with a sidepiece: ‘maybe to dope a rider.’
“Well, I don’t think so, to be honest. But that’s the way it looks and I understand that. But rather than just leave it at that, can we just get to the bottom of it? There should be another investigation and I think that’s probably the best way to do it.”
Testogel for those unaware is an anabolic steroid that can be used to promote tissue growth which leads to increased muscle and bone mass.