Ineos Grenadiers distance themselves from Freeman after guilty verdict

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Team Ineos Grenadiers have looked to distance themselves from Dr Richard Freeman after their former senior doctor was found guilty of ordering the banned drug testosterone “knowing or believing” it was to be given to an unnamed rider to improve their athletic performance. 

Freeman ordered the drug in 2011 and worked at both Team Sky and British Cycling as part of both teams’ medical staff at the time. Freeman changed his story multiple times over the order of the banned drug, first claiming he didn’t order the product, then stating that it was delivered by mistake, before finally saying then that it was to help Shane Sutton’s erectile dysfunction. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.