TOUR DE FRANCE leader Bradley Wiggins has unleashed a scathing attack on internet critics who implied his Team Sky had doped.
The Briton, known for his abrasive relationship with the media, took umbrage to a question asked regarding his team’s dominance of stage seven, shortly after retaining the leader’s yellow jersey at the end of stage eight.
The 32-year-old was less than impressed with comparisons between Wiggins’ Sky team to Lance Armstrong’s former United States Postal Service squad, which is now the subject of US Anti-Doping charges.
Directed at the media pack as well as anonymous Twitter users, the insinuation prompted an expletive-laden retort from Wiggins.
“I say they’re just f***ing w**kers, I cannot be doing with people like that,” said Wiggins, who holds a 10-second lead over defending champion Cadel Evans. ”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 shit, rather than get off their arses in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something.
“And that’s ultimately it – c****,” he added.