Freeman hearing given restart date
The delayed medical tribunal involving Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, will reconvene on Oct 6.
Freeman stands accused by the General Medical Council of ordering a batch of testosterone to British Cycling’s Manchester headquarters in 2011 “knowing or believing” that it was intended for an athlete.
Freeman denies that charge, although he does admit 18 of the GMC’s 22 charges against him.
In the matter of the testosterone, Freeman alleges that he was bullied by former head coach Shane Sutton into ordering 30 sachets of Testogel to treat Sutton’s alleged erectile dysfunction. Sutton denies he has ever suffered from that condition.
The Australian stormed out of the hearing last November after denying further sensational claims from Freeman’s lawyer Mary O’Rourke that he was a “serial liar”, a “bully” and a “doper with a doping history”. Sutton declined to return to finish giving evidence. The hearing ended up going part-heard.
The window for the hearing, which will be held remotely or in person at the MPTS building in Manchester, has been set from Oct 6-Nov 26.