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Former British Cycling doctor found guilty of ordering banned testosterone




Dr. Freeman was charged by the UK Medical Courts Service (MPTS) with ordering 30 sachets of Testogel banned substance for an athlete in 2011.

He previously admitted 18 of the 22 charges against him, but said he was pressured to order the banned substance by former coach Shane Sutton.

Sutton had denied the allegations and the court ruled Dr. Freeman’s allegations were an “elaborate falsehood.”

Following the MPTS decision, the UK Anti-Doping Commission (UKAD) has put Dr. Freeman in “a temporary suspension of all sport.”

British Cycling CEO Brian Facer said Dr Freeman “failed to perform his medical duties”.

In a statement, Facer said: “The finding that the delivery of testosterone gel in 2011 was intended to illegally improve a pilot’s performance is extremely disturbing … The broader actions of Dr. Freeman described in court they are at a distance below the standards we expect.

“This is a day for sober reflection and we know it will be felt by the thousands of people who compete with their bikes in this country and love our sport, from the cycling team in Britain to the grassroots,” adds the statement.

“We also know that they will share our view that all those who work in our sport must meet the highest standards of ethical behavior.”

The GB team, which is the umbrella organization for individual sports, such as cycling, at the Olympics, said: “We support the work of both British cycling and UK anti-doping control in their research of the truth on this important and relevant subject.

“The public should be confident that those who work in sport do so to the highest ethical standards. Our view is clear, that if they do not meet this obligation, they should be fully responsible for their actions.”

CNN has contacted Ineos Grenadiers, the cycling team formerly known as Team Sky, but has received no response.