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Medical investigation into former Team Sky Richard Freeman to be heard in October

Joe Robinson
8 Oct 2019

Trial into Freeman's ordering of testosterone to Manchester velodrome had been adjourned in March

The medical tribunal of former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman into the use of banned substance testosterone on athletes will reconvene this month, having been postponed since March.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, the body investigating the charges against Freeman, confirmed that the hearing had been relisted to start on Monday 28th October through to Friday 20th December.

The hearing into Freeman will look into the allegation that he 'ordered for delivery from Fit4Sport Limited to the Manchester Velodrome 30 sachets of Testogel', a banned substance, in October 2011.

It will also look into claimed false statements by Freeman who stated the order was for a non-athlete member of cycling and was subsequently returned to the Fit4Sport Limited company. The inquest is also alleging that Freeman attempted to 'conceal his motive' and obtained 'Testogel to administer to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.'

Further to this, the investigation will look into Freeman providing 'inappropriate' medical treatments, keeping 'inadequate' record management systems and the allegation Freeman 'failed to ensure that the records on a laptop', which was stolen in 2014, were kept safe.

The original hearing was scheduled to have taken place in March but was adjourned following a month-long legal argument behind closed doors

Freeman was absent from the first hearings in which his legal team applied twice to have the case postponed.

Previously, Freeman had cited mental health issues for his absence from public hearings, notably into the enquiry of Jess Varnish's dismissal from British Cycling and parliamentary committee investigation into the jiffy bag delivered to Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.

Freeman still denies all allegations.