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British Cycling's Medical Supplier Refuses To Cooperate With Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The "storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. It emerged that the medical supplier that sent a batch of a banned substance to British Cycling's HQ "has refused to co-operate with the governing body's own investigation."...

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