London - Bradley Wiggins has said he's discovered "very
sinister" details relating to the leak of his Therapeutic Use Exemptions
(TUEs) and the so-called 'Jiffy bag' case which he now wants made public.
Two years ago, the 'Fancy Bears' hacking group, believed to
be a Russian-based organisation, released information showing that now retired
British cycling great Wiggins was allowed to use triamcinolone, an otherwise
banned drug, ahead of his major races in 2011, 2012 and 2013, including the
2012 Tour de France which he won.
TUEs allow athletes to use otherwise banned drugs to treat
recognised medical conditions.
The publication of Wiggins's TUE history was followed by a
14-month inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) into whether a package
delivered to Wiggins's Team Sky at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine - a race he
won - contained the same drug.
UKAD, however, closed the case earlier this year without
coming to a conclusion because of missing Sky medical records.
Wiggins, speaking during coverage of this year's ongoing
Tour de France on British broadcaster ITV4 on Saturday, said: "There are
things that have come to light with this whole thing that we've found out since
that are quite scary actually and it's very sinister.
"We're still not at the bottom of it, we're finding new
stuff out daily to do with the package that never was and all this stuff and
it's quite frightening actually.
"We're still working on it, still trying to piece it
all together. Not a legal team, just other people coming to us now and saying,
'You know this has happened, don't you?'
"We can debate TUEs and that's one thing, but where it
went after that with everything else - there is a film to be made there."
Wiggins added: "God yeah, I'd love it to all come out.
Once it's all stacked up and pieced together, it's quite shocking.
"There are a few people bricking it (who are extremely
nervous) at the moment, I know that for sure.
"I hope it comes out of its own accord but it is in
certain people's interest for it not to come out and get buried.
"We'll see. It's all gone very quiet at the
Wiggins's TUEs did not contravene any existing rules but led
to a wider debate on whether the system was capable of being abused and to some
calls for all riders' TUE history to be made public.
But Wiggins insisted: "I don't think it would help
publishing riders' TUEs as some people will have embarrassing things they don't
want out there.
"What if a rider has an affair and gets a
sexually-transmitted disease and there is medication for that on his