Shane Sutton: Freeman case has cast a shadow over Team Sky and British Cycling

Shane Sutton
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Shane Sutton has released a statement following the news that former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman has been found guilty of ordering testosterone “knowing or believing” that it was for the benefit of a rider to enhance their performance. 

The Testogel order was made in 2011 and although the identity of the rider has not been made public, a 46-page verdict was handed down by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPTS) on Friday with the body stating that Freeman had tried to conceal his actions and that he had acted dishonestly.

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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.