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Dr Richard Freeman’s ‘fitness to practise is impaired’, rules Medical Practitioners Tribunal

Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman’s fitness to practise medicine is impaired, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal has ruled. Dr Freeman admitted 18 of 22 charges against him at the start of the long-running hearing in 2019 and on Friday was found guilty of all but one, including ordering testosterone to British Cycling headquarters “knowing or believing” […]

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Tribunal sees through Richard Freeman’s web of lies – but will anything really change?

Richard Freeman worked for British Cycling at the London and Rio Olympics There is only one mention of testosterone in Dr Richard Freeman’s highly putdownable book The Line: Where Medicine and Sport Collide, but his description of the hormone as “muscle building” is enough to suggest he was familiar with its powers. Freeman’s claim that he didn’t know testosterone enhanced […]

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Ineos’ Richie Porte ‘beat up and sore’ but without broken bones after Paris-Nice crash

Richie Porte’s crash in the Paris-Nice event on Sunday took the Ineos Grenadiers rider out of the race but did not lead to any serious injuries, the Australian’s team have confirmed. Porte crashed with 35 kilometres remaining in the first stage after Jumbo-Visma’s George Bennett swerved into the 36-year-old. Porte’s team-mate Ben Swift said at the end of the Sunday’s […]

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Bennett stripped of Vuelta stage win after bumping rival

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Irish sprinter Sam Bennett was stripped of his victory on the 157km ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday after hitting a rival with his shoulder in the final sprint. German Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) was given the stage win instead for […]

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