Richard Freeman struck off British medical register

A portrait of Richard Freeman, a member of the Great Britain Olympic Cycling team, during the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 13, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Doctor Richard Freeman (Image credit: Getty Images)

Richard Freeman can no longer work as a doctor after his long-running tribunal case concluded with him being struck off the UK medical register on Friday.

The former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor was working at an NHS practice in Blackburn, helping with the COVID-19 vaccinations roll-out, when the tribunal delivered its damning initial verdict last week.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.