Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe backs Dave Brailsford after Freeman Testogel verdict

Jim Ratcliffe, Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford
Jim Ratcliffe, Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire co-owner of the Ineos petrochemicals company and owner of the Ineos Grenadiers team, has given team manager Dave Brailsford his "full support" after former team doctor Richard Freeman was found guilty of ordering testosterone in 2011 'knowing or believing' it was for a rider.

Freeman worked for the team when it was known as Team Sky, as well as for British Cycling, from 2009 to 2017. He was permanently struck off the medical register last week and is also under investigation by UK Anti-Doping. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Cyclingnews is the world's leader in English-language coverage of professional cycling. Started in 1995 by University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell, the site was one of the first to provide breaking news and results over the internet in English. The site was purchased by Knapp Communications in 1999, and owner Gerard Knapp built it into the definitive voice of pro cycling. Since then, major publishing house Future PLC has owned the site and expanded it to include top features, news, results, photos and tech reporting. The site continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative English voice in professional cycling.