WADA cyber-attack raises questions for Sky, cycling and TUE system at large

The 'Fancy Bear' hacking group's leaking of documents gleaned from the World Anti-Doping Agency's computer systems has placed Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome under the more immediate spotlight, but the information produced also raises wider questions, both for Team Sky's medical staff and for cycling as a whole. In particular, it highlights the issue of corticosteroid use in cycling, and the pressing need for reform of the current Therapeutic Use Exemption system.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.