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Sir Bradley Wiggins filmed outside his home refusing to talk about mystery package this morning

BBC sports editor Dan Roan posts footage to Twitter of confrontation outside Wiggins' home...

BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has posted footage to Twitter of Sir Bradley Wiggins refusing to answer questions outside his home in Lancashire this morning about the mystery package containing medicine for him that was delivered to Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.

The package was in the headlines this morning after UK Anti-doping chief executive Nicole Sapstead told the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, which is investigating doping, that the agency was still unable to verify what was in the package. British Cycling last night admitted "serious failings" in its record keeping.

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On a separate issue, she also said that Team Sky had ordered more of the banned drug triamcinolone,  which was administered to Wiggins under a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), than was necessary to treat one person.

At the start of the clip, the journalist asks, "Sir Bradley, can we just find out ... " but is interrupted by Wiggins, coming out of his gate, who says: "Not to my house, it's a private road, I'll call the police."

As a man and woman – possibly neighbours, although that is unclear – try to block the camera, Wiggins is asked, as he walks away: “Sir Bradley, we just wanted to find out a bit about the mystery package, whether you knew about it or not?”

While some people commenting on Roan’s Twitter post this morning have said the BBC was guilty of invading Wiggins’ privacy, others say that the continued silence does not reflect well on the five-time Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner.

'Doorstepping', the name given to the press waiting outside someone's home to obtain their views on a story about them, is a practice that often comes under criticism for not respecting people's privacy - although in many cases, it is only used when it has proved impossible to obtain a response through other channels.

Shortly before Christmas, after Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford claimed to the select committee that the package contained the decongestant Fluimucil, Wiggins was in an apparently more light-hearted mood as he posted a Braveheart-themed image to Instagram.

 

Merry Christmas people #dicko #loveya #onelove

A post shared by Sir Wiggo (@bradwiggins) on

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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J90 replied to Peowpeowpeowlasers | 6 years ago
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Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
midnight_marauder wrote:

What's going on in that video is illegal

It may be a private road but I've just checked on the OS map and it's a public right of way that pedestrians have every right to use.  Wiggins cannot prevent people walking down there, ever.

 

 

I wouldn't argue with an angry drugged up dude.

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Danger Dicko | 6 years ago
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Are people really surprised that anyone doorstepped about an ongoing investigation refused to talk about it?

The BBC have gone down in my estimation.

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Ush | 6 years ago
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I don't have much time for Wiggins, but the BBC should be concentrating it's resources on doorstepping the likes of David Cameron, Tony Blair and the raft of avaricious incompetents that are busy rolling back society to Victorian workfare.

I don't really give a f*** what drugs (or not) some eejit entertainer takes.

Brave BBC.

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J90 replied to Ush | 6 years ago
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Ush wrote:

I don't have much time for Wiggins, but the BBC should be concentrating it's resources on doorstepping the likes of David Cameron, Tony Blair and the raft of avaricious incompetents that are busy rolling back society to Victorian workfare.

I don't really give a f*** what drugs (or not) some eejit entertainer takes.

Brave BBC.

 

The BBC only investigates what the government allow them too. Don't count on the government ever being made to actually right any wrongs. It's the same the world over.

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kcr | 6 years ago
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Get that headline edited! I was expecting a story about a parcel left on his doorstep...

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cidermart | 6 years ago
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Filming yourself trespassing?

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tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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Them hacks got balls of steel going up against this.

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gazzaputt replied to tritecommentbot | 6 years ago
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unconstituted wrote:

Them hacks got balls of steel going up against this.

 

This? WTF?

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Nathan79 | 6 years ago
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He'd have had a boot up his arse if he turned up at my house with a camera out of the blue like that.

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SingleSpeed replied to Nathan79 | 6 years ago
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Nathan79 wrote:

He'd have had a boot up his arse if he turned up at my house with a camera out of the blue like that.

Why, have you been doping too?

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Nathan79 replied to SingleSpeed | 6 years ago
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SingleSpeed wrote:
Nathan79 wrote:

He'd have had a boot up his arse if he turned up at my house with a camera out of the blue like that.

Why, have you been doping too?

 

You are neither funny nor clever.  Its obviously sensationalist journalism and regardless of whether he has a case to answer its not right turning up at his home like that.

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SingleSpeed replied to Nathan79 | 6 years ago
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Nathan79 wrote:

You are neither funny nor clever.  Its obviously sensationalist journalism and regardless of whether he has a case to answer its not right turning up at his home like that.

 

 

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beezus fufoon replied to Nathan79 | 6 years ago
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Nathan79 wrote:
SingleSpeed wrote:
Nathan79 wrote:

He'd have had a boot up his arse if he turned up at my house with a camera out of the blue like that.

Why, have you been doping too?

 

You are neither funny nor clever.  Its obviously sensationalist journalism and regardless of whether he has a case to answer its not right turning up at his home like that.

oh come on - it was a bit funny

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J90 replied to Nathan79 | 6 years ago
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Nathan79 wrote:

He'd have had a boot up his arse if he turned up at my house with a camera out of the blue like that.

 

Yeah because he needs even more bad press.

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PaulBox | 6 years ago
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I'd expect this of The Sun/Mirror/Mail, but it's pathetic of the BBC. What did they expect given the circumstances, a full and frank interview? 

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dottigirl replied to PaulBox | 6 years ago
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PaulBox wrote:

I'd expect this of The Sun/Mirror/Mail, but it's pathetic of the BBC. What did they expect given the circumstances, a full and frank interview? 

Yep. Not a fan of Wiggins but this is despicable, lazy 'journalism'.

 

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ibr17xvii replied to PaulBox | 6 years ago
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PaulBox wrote:

I'd expect this of The Sun/Mirror/Mail, but it's pathetic of the BBC. What did they expect given the circumstances, a full and frank interview? 

Especially as he did the Andrew Marr interview on the BBC.

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HalfWheeler replied to PaulBox | 6 years ago
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PaulBox wrote:

I'd expect this of The Sun/Mirror/Mail, but it's pathetic of the BBC. What did they expect given the circumstances, a full and frank interview? 

When all else fails, why not? This has been going on for months damaging his own reputation and British Cycling's. Yet he's never uttered a word. PR disaster of the highest order.

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PaulBox replied to HalfWheeler | 6 years ago
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HalfWheeler wrote:
PaulBox wrote:

I'd expect this of The Sun/Mirror/Mail, but it's pathetic of the BBC. What did they expect given the circumstances, a full and frank interview? 

When all else fails, why not? This has been going on for months damaging his own reputation and British Cycling's. Yet he's never uttered a word. PR disaster of the highest order.

Because it's a really shit thing to do. Just because people are a bit suspicious of some things that have gone on, doesn't mean that the press can fcuk with their lives. Or do you think it's also ok for them to hack voicemail etc. to find out the truth...?

Plus there's a major enquiry ongoing, he probably can't speak up even if he wanted too.

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SingleSpeed | 6 years ago
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Ti'Witter

It's a social media site from Yorkshire.

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Rushie replied to SingleSpeed | 6 years ago
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SingleSpeed wrote:

Ti'Witter

It's a social media site from Yorkshire.

Works best on Yorkshire mobile network EEeeee.

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CygnusX1 | 6 years ago
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road.cc wrote:

BBC sports editor Dan Roan posts footage to Tiwitter of confrontation outside Wiggins' home...

What's Tiwitter (sic)? 

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cragman53 | 6 years ago
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Don't think I would be ansewring questions at my front gate about my work.

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kitkat | 6 years ago
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Raid his wheelie bins!

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