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Rival Tom Dumoulin Says Bradley Wiggins' TUE Use 'Stinks'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

Tom Dumoulin, the Olympic time trial Silver Medalist, "has become the first high-profile rider to openly question" Bradley Wiggins’s therapeutic use exemptions for the "powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone prior to three of the biggest races in his career," saying of the matter, "it stinks," ...

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