Freeman claims Shane Sutton bullied him to order testosterone

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Dr Richard Freeman has claimed that Shane Sutton "bullied" him into ordering the Testogel testosterone sachets that were sent to British Cycling headquarters in Manchester in the spring of 2011, as the medical tribunal hearing of ex-British Cycling and Team Sky medic began in earnest on Friday and revealed new details of the case.

The tribunal has spent more than a week discussing a proposed amendment to one of the key allegations. The change was granted on Thursday morning and the hearing finally got underway on Friday. Of the 22 allegations, Freeman is now contesting just four, all relating to the delivery of testosterone - which is banned in and out of competition - to British Cycling and Team Sky offices. All the others have been proven or admitted to by Freeman.

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