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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.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.