Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman to face charge of attempting to dope a rider

Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman to face charge of attempting to dope a rider

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will be formally accused of attempting to dope a rider with testosterone at next month’s long-awaited medical misconduct hearing, according to a statement published on the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service website.

The tribunal, scheduled from Feb 6 to March 5, will hear allegations that on May 16, 2011, Freeman knowingly ordered 30 sachets of Testogel, a product which contains testosterone, from Oldham-based suppliers Fit4Sport.

“It is alleged that Dr Freeman’s conduct as set out above was dishonest,” a statement on the tribunal service website read. “It is further alleged that his motive for placing the order was to obtain Testogel to administer to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.”

According to the statement it is alleged that Freeman, in an attempt to cover his tracks, “made untrue statements, in that he denied making the order and advised that it had been made in error”.

The statement added that it would also hear a number of other allegations, including that in October of that same year Freeman contacted an individual at Fit4Sport “requesting written confirmation that the order had been sent in error, returned and would be destroyed by Fit4Sport Ltd, knowing that this had not taken place.”

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