Yes and I've said all along it's legal and that teams are hiding behind the rules that allow them to abuse TUE's for competitive advantage.
So whilst there's no evidence yet about anything illegal, my argument is that the rules are wrong (so yes I've always maintained that the governing bodies have allowed this to happen) but perhaps now at least they will see their error and tighten up, and not just in cycling, it's rife right across athletics. Not illegal, but that doesn't make it right is the point I've been banging on about.
The proof is about not doing the right thing. At the moment there is no proof of actual anything illegal but that's because the rules are a joke.
It's not as if there isn't smoke or a case to answer here - hence the commons select committee is following up on -
- why does British Cycling hold according to UKD an unreasonably large stock of triamcinolone?
- the records of its use and application are woeful and below any sensible requirements
- why did Wiggins have triamcinolone administered intra muscularly?
- has Wiggins been given triamcinolone before his TUE was approved?
- what was in the mystery package couriered over for Wiggins by Team Sky's medical team and why are there no records nor anyone involved seems to be able to remember?
I don't understand why people are seeking to hide behind the fact that it's not against the rules. If it was discovered that the circumstances above related to the Russian cycling team, and they had won a ton of medals and honours then you're trying to tell me that you wouldn't think there was something very suspicious and worth investigating?
Regardless, British Cycling has been incredibly successful and something to be very proud of - why would anyone not want these issues cleared up before the whole thing is irrevocably tarnished which really would be unfair? Many of the top cyclists see it this way, and have repeated that they think Wiggins and Brailsford should answer the questions and clear things up because it's damaging the sport and their reputations.