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Brailsford admits 'mistakes were made'

Press Association logoPress Association 7/03/2017

Principal Sir Dave Brailsford has said "mistakes were made" by Team Sky relating to anti-doping and medical procedures, but that "there is a fundamental difference between process failures and wrongdoing".

The team remains embroiled in controversy relating to a 'mystery' package which was delivered to then Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, a race won by Sir Bradley Wiggins, and three therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) granted to Wiggins in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

On Tuesday, Team Sky published a letter and supporting documents sent by Brailsford to Damian Collins MP, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, in which Brailsford reiterated his belief that the team was not guilty of breaching anti-doping rules.

Moments after the statement was published Graham McWilliam, the chairman of the Team Sky board, used Twitter to say the board remained "100% behind team and Sir Dave Brailsford" following suggestions that some riders might want the team principal to resign.

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