British Cycling give Jonathan Tiernan-Locke a second-category racing licence on his return from doping ban Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Lincoln Grand Prix 2012 Former professional Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been given a second category racing licence by British Cycling as he makes his comeback to the sport after serving a doping suspension.
The Devon rider, who rode for Team Sky and Endura before his two-year ban , is unhappy with the decision to give him a second cat licence, as he was hoping to re-enter racing at a higher level.
Talking to the Torquay Herald Express , the 31-year-old said: “I know these things can be discretionary, and I haven’t been allowed to ride for two years. But I held an elite licence every year I raced since 2003, so I think BC might give me at least a first cat one now.”
“It would be a bit petty if they make me start as a second cat, and I would be concerned if they stick to it because that might make it more difficult for me to get into national races, especially early in the season,” he said.
Tiernan-Locke is due to make his return to racing at the Primavera Road Race on Sunday, February […]