Sir Dave Brailsford may be forced to reveal what was in the mysterious medical package delivered to Dr Richard Freeman in 2011

Sir Dave Brailsford has been summoned to appear before MPs at a parliamentary inquiry looking into doping in sport.

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee will convene at a yet-to-be-announced date before Christmas where members of British Cycling will be made to answer questions on the controversies currently surrounding cycling.

Questions will undoubtedly centre around Bradley Wiggins’s use of the corticosteroid triamcinolone, of which he was granted permission to take before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and 2013 Giro d’Italia via therapeutic use exemption forms.

Brailsford may also be asked to reveal the contents of the medical package delivered to Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné. UKAD are also investigating this issue.

Up until now, Brailsford has refused to say what the package contained, but if asked by the parliamentary committee, he will have to answer truthfully, for if he doesn’t he would be in contempt of parliament.

Damian Collins, the chairman of the committee, told The Times: “Sir Dave Brailsford has been one of the most senior figures in British cycling over the last ten years and we thought it important to speak to him as part of our inquiry into how the sport has handled anti-doping issues and the ethics around TUEs.

“We are now talking to Team Sky about a date when he can come and speak to us.”

Despite continued success on the track since the Olympics, British Cycling is experiencing a tumultuous period: they upheld Jess Varnish’s claim that Shane Sutton used “inappropriate and discriminatory language” against her and are awaiting the results of an investigation into the culture at the national governing body.