Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins said he needed permission to use a banned substance to treat his asthma to ensure he was "back on a level playing field." The British rider's confidential medical information featured in one of the leaks resulting from an alleged Russian-led cyberattack on the World Anti-Doping Agency database. The eight-time Olympic medalist was given three injections of an anti-inflammatory drug between 2011 and 2013. Wiggins insisted earlier this month that there was "nothing new" about his need for asthma medication but he has now given an interview to the BBC to further defend his need for a "Therapeutic Use Exemption" that allows athletes to use otherwise-banned
Dutch rider Niki Terpstra won the Eneco Tour after taking second to Edvald Boasson Hagen in Sunday's seventh and final stage. Norway's Boasson Hagen claimed the closing day's honours in a sprint at the end of a challenging 197.8km ride from Bornem to Grammont. Terpstra (Etixx) was placed fifth going into Sunday's stage, almost half a minute behind Australian BMC rider Rohan Dennis, the overall leader.