Fri Mar 12th, 2021 at 08:19:17 PM EST
Elaborate cheating in Sports a long list ...
Dr Richard Freeman: Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor guilty | BBC News |
A medical tribunal ruled Freeman ordered Testogel with the knowledge "it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance".
It added that Freeman's actions were "incapable of innocent explanation".
British Cycling said the finding was "extremely disturbing".
Freeman had previously admitted 18 of 22 charges against him but denied the central charge about the purpose of the Testogel order.
During the tribunal, which has lasted for more than two years, Freeman said he was bullied into ordering the drug by former British Cycling and Team Sky performance director Shane Sutton to treat his erectile dysfunction.
Sutton denied those claims, and claimed Freeman was lying. The tribunal ruled Freeman's claims were an "elaborate falsehood".
Former British Cycling doctor found guilty of ordering banned testosterone | Reuters |
UKAD conducted a 14-month investigation into the delivery of a "mystery package" to former rider Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, which Freeman says was a legal decongestant despite allegations it was the anti-inflammatory drug triamcinolone.
Wiggins was granted therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to take triamcinolone shortly before his 2012 Tour win - the first of seven Tour de France wins for the British team in eight years, including four for Chris Froome.
In 2018 Froome was provisionally banned after being found to have double the permitted limit of the asthma medication Salbutamol in his system at the 2017 Vuelta de Espana, although he was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.