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Former Endura manager defends Tiernan-Locke

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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Sky Procycling)

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Sky Procycling)
(Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura) in gold at the Tour of Britain press conference

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura) in gold at the Tour of Britain press conference
(Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Race leader Jonathan Tiernan Locke leads his Endura teammates

Race leader Jonathan Tiernan Locke leads his Endura teammates
(Image credit: Rob Lampard)

Brian Smith has moved to defend Jonathan Tiernan-Locke after it was confirmed that the Sky rider has been asked to explain data relating to his biological passport to the UCI.