Richard Freeman 'went way beyond' the line buying banned testosterone for unnamed rider, tribunal told

The General Medical Council's case against the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor resumed this week

Dr Richard Freeman (second left) with QC Mary O'Rourke (left) and his defence team after appearing at a hearing at the misconduct hearing (Picture: PA Wire/PA Images)

Former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman "crossed the line and went way beyond it" when he purchased banned testosterone for an unnamed rider, his medical tribunal has been told.

The hearing resumed on Friday, despite Freeman having asked to have it adjourned once more so he could help administer the coronavirus vaccine at the NHS practice in Lancashire where he works, which was "strongly opposed" by the General Medical Council.

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