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Siutsou defends Wiggins and Sky but says sick riders should be at the Paralympics

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Kanstantin Siutsou (Team Sky).

Kanstantin Siutsou (Team Sky).
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Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) on the podium

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky) on the podium
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Heinrich Haussler, Ramunas Navardauskas and Kanstantin Siutsou get to know each other at the Bahrain Merida camp

Heinrich Haussler, Ramunas Navardauskas and Kanstantin Siutsou get to know each other at the Bahrain Merida camp
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Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky)

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky)
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Kanstantsin Siutsou greets some young fans at a startline in Poland

Kanstantsin Siutsou greets some young fans at a startline in Poland
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Kanstantin Siutsou has said he "still cannot believe" that Bradley Wiggins used Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) to take triamcinolone acetonide, but defends his former teammate, despite arguing that riders with conditions requiring medical authorisation for banned substances should compete in para-sport.

No TUE, no Tramadol

"In the race if you crash, for something painful you can put some cream on, like cortisol, and at the doping control you have to write it down. I know just about that. But to put a request to WADA, I don't know about that," he said.