Jonathan Tiernan-Locke claims Great Britain team 'freely' offered painkiller



Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has alleged he was offered a controversial and powerful painkiller while representing Great Britain at the 2012 Road Cycling World Championships.
Tramadol has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency's monitoring list for a number of years, with concerns over its side effects. Some members of the peloton believe its use has contributed to crashes.
Tiernan-Locke told the BBC: "There was a time I rode the World Championships and we were offered a painkiller called Tramadol.
"I wasn't in any pain so I didn't need to take it, and that was offered freely around. It... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 29
Source: Belper News
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