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Wiggins' f-word rant about drug smears

ESPN staff
July 9, 2012

Bradley Wiggins railed at a question about drugs in cycling by launching an expletive-filled response to a journalist's probing.

Wiggins retained his leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France on Sunday, but the focus was on the drugs controversy rather than his efforts in reeling in defending champion Cadel Evans late in the stage.

Responding to questioning that the leading riders must be on drugs, Wiggins said: "I say they're just f*****g w*****s. I cannot be doing with people like that.

"It justifies their own bone-idleness because they can't ever imagine applying themselves to do anything in their lives.

"It's easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that sort of s**t, rather than get off their a***s in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something.

"And that's ultimately it. C***s."

Wiggins' focus will shift to Monday's timetrial, which could go a long way to deciding the outcome of the Tour de France.

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