Bradley Wiggins: British Cycling offers Tour de France winner 'full support' after he said he was sexually groomed by a coach as a teen

British Cycling says it has contacted five-time Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins

"We are deeply concerned by the matter raised by Sir Bradley Wiggins and our safeguarding team has made contact with him today to offer our full support,"

"We would encourage anybody who has suffered abuse or has concerns about the welfare of others -- regardless of when the incident took place

British Cycling and the dedicated NSPCC Helpline, which in turn helps us to ensure that our sport is a safe and welcoming place for all,"

In an interview with Alastair Campbell for Men's Health UK, Wiggins said that he had been groomed by a coach as a teenager.

"I was such a loner ... I became so insular. I was quite a strange teenager in many ways and I think the drive on the bike stemmed from adversity," he said.

Sports coaches hold a great deal of power and influence over the children in their care and can all too easily exploit this trust to groom and abuse them

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