The Irish Mail on Sunday
Team Sky anti-doping case is postponed at rider’s request
TEAM SKY cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has requested a delay in the hearing which will determine his fate, UK Anti-Doping has announced.
Tiernan-Locke, who won the 2012 Tour of Britain before joining Team Sky, vehemently denies any wrongdoing after the UCI last December opened disciplinary proceedings, to be carried out by UKAD, over alleged doping by the rider.
Discrepancies in the 29- year-old’s biological passport data demonstrated an antidoping violation, according to cycling’s world governing body, and he was withdrawn from duties with Team Sky until a decision is made in the disciplinary process. A UKAD statement read: ‘The hearing... has been postponed until the summer. This is at the athlete’s request.’