Team Sky's zero tolerance policy was a total joke, says former rider

during stage 10 of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 178km stage from Périgueux to Bergerac on July 11, 2017 in Perigueux, France.
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Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has told Cyclingnews that Dave Brailsford's and Team Sky's premise and implementation of a zero tolerance policy towards working with previous dopers were "bullshit" and a "total joke".

The allegations come just days after Dr Richard Freeman, one of the team’s former doctors, was found guilty by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) of purchasing the banned substance testosterone 'knowing or believing' it was to be given to a rider in 2011.

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