Dave Brailsford should be suspended following Freeman verdict, says DCMS member

during stage 10 of the 2017 Le Tour de France, a 178km stage from Périgueux to Bergerac on July 11, 2017 in Perigueux, France.
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A British member of parliament and the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee has called on Ineos to suspend Dave Brailsford from his current role on the WorldTour cycling team and for a full investigation to be launched following the damning verdict in the Dr Richard Freeman hearing.

On Friday former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, Richard Freeman, was found guilty by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPTS) of ordering testosterone “knowing or believing” that it was for the benefit of a rider to enhance their performance. The rider has not been identified but Brailsford maintained a senior management position at British Cycling and Team Sky when the order was made back 2011. 

Freeman resigned both of his roles by 2017 and although Brailsford is no longer part of British Cycling he still runs the British WorldTour team Ineos Grenadiers. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.