Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief Dr Richard Freeman guilty of ordering banned testosterone to help dope rider

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Enterprise News and Pictures 12/3/21 Pic shows: Dr Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor, who has been found guilty today of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 "knowing or believing" it was to help dope an unnamed rider. A medical tribunal ruled Freeman ordered Testogel with the knowledge "it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance". He had previously admitted 18 of 22 charges but denied the central charge regarding the purpose of the order. His hearing will resume on 17 March when the tribunal will consider if Freeman's "fitness to practise is impaired". Dr Richard Freeman is shown here being questioned over the allegations during an interview with BBC Sport in July 2018 where he said "we never crossed the line." See story...

Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor, has been found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 “knowing or believing” it was to help dope an unnamed rider.

A medical tribunal ruled Freeman ordered Testogel with the knowledge “it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance”.

He had previously admitted 18 of 22 charges but denied the main charge regarding the reason for the order. His hearing will resume on March 17 when it will consider if Freeman’s “fitness to practise is impaired”.

Dr Richard Freeman is shown here being questioned over the allegations during an interview with BBC Sport in July 2018 where he said “we never crossed the line.”

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