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NICOLE COOKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cooke 'sceptical' about Team Sky's use of TUEs and Wiggins' jiffy bag

Nicole Cooke has told the UK Parliament that she is ‘sceptical’ of Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins’ use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) and the mysterious jiffy bag that was sent to the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine. Speaking in front of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee that is investigating doping in sport, Cooke, said that the timings of applications reminded her of how riders...
Via Cycling News
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Nicole Cooke questions why Simon Cope was acting as Sky courier

Former Olympic champion Nicole Cooke has added another dimension to the ongoing saga of the purported delivery of cough medication to Bradley Wiggins at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2011, questioning why the manager of the women's national team, Simon Cope, was acting as a courier for Team Sky. Former technical director Shane Sutton confirmed that a padded envelope was transported...
Via Cycling News
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Olympic champion Cooke expresses opinion on Armitstead's case

In a blog on her website, retired British cyclist Nicole Cooke commented on Lizzie Armitstead's recent hearing through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Armitstead, the current world champion and favourite to win the gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games this weekend, won an appeal after being provisionally suspended for missing three anti-doping tests with in one year. Armitstead...
Via Cycling News
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Pendleton and Cooke claim British Cycling is rife with sexism

Retired riders Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke have both claimed that there is sexism within British Cycling. The remarks come days after Jess Varnish made allegations relating to her treatment at the hands of the national federation. British Cycling has denied the allegations but has stated that they will seek talks with Varnish. Pendleton, who retired on the back of the London...
Via Cycling News
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

2008 Olympic cycling champ retires

British cyclist Nicole Cooke, the gold medalist in the 2008 Olympic road race, is retiring. The 29-year-old rider from Wales also won the world road race title in 2008, the first person to win both events in the same year. She said Monday she is ''very happy'' with her career and she leaves with ''many, many happy memories over what has been my life's work since I was 12. I have...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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