British cyklings resurgence in the last decade have resulted in eight Grand Tour victories, and a host of other impressive results on both road and track, but more and more may suggest that the success is not only achieved with hard work and clean conscience.
In the next month, the doctor Richard Freeman, who at the same time have worked for the british cykleunion and the mighty Team Sky, defending himself against accusations that he has procured a large stock of testosteronplastre and have dopet at least one rider. Testosterone is on the list of banned substances in the world of sport.
It is the uk General Medical Council, which is a counterpart to the Danish Agency for Patient safety, who called Freeman to a hearing if the outcome could cost him the right to practise as a doctor. Freeman denies having done anything wrong.
the Consultation can also prove devastating for Team Sky. The team's credibility is already in tatters after a series of distressing skandalesager, and if Freeman has more at heart, than he has hitherto expressed, a new version of the tale of Team Sky unfold.
- He can choose to descend a second time and swallow all the warm beer though, or he may bite it and tell that he deeply professional Team Sky, where absolutely nothing is left to chance, of course, has not acted on its own, says Ekstra cykelsportskommentator, Michael Rasmussen.
- It may also be that he has got a good severance package from Team Sky, it can best pay off for him just to keep his mouth.
- It wouldn't be the first time it has happened in the sport, says Rasmussen, with that in mind they don't get riders and staff members on the big Rabobank team, which kept the tooth for the tongue, when the team was revealed in organized doping over the course of several years and closed.
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the Team Sky smoke from its place on the sport's night sky down in the mire, when Russian hackers in 2016, revealed that Bradley Wiggins in 2012 won the Tour de France on a legal, but to keep the dose of the performance-enhancing cortisone. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.
Freeman is charged with in may 2011 to have ordered 30 packs of Testogel – a patch with testosterone, which penetrates into the organism through the skin. The medicine should be delivered to has raced in Manchester, where both cykleunionen British Cycling and Team Sky have their headquarters.
According to the indictment claimed Freeman a few days later usandfærdigt, that it was not him who had ordered the goods, and that there was a fejlleverance. Half a year later he tried according to the accusation to get from the supplier in writing to confirm his lie that the patches were shipped in error, and that they were returned and destroyed.
the Hearing held in ’the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service’, MPTS. The approach to the consultation – which can be equated with an accusation – claim that Freeman has acted dishonestly, and that he ordered Testogel patches in order to circumvent anti-doping rules.
’It is claimed that his motive to make the order was to acquire Testogel to give it to an athlete to improve his or her idrætsmæssige performance’, it sounds in the MPTS-paper.
the Extra Leaf has in vain contacted the MPTS's press service in order to determine whether one or more athletes.
the Hearing takes place 6. February in Manchester.