Ineos Grenadiers respond to Richard Freeman guilty verdict

Team says it's clear Freeman "fell short of the ethical standards required of him as a doctor" but denied any wrongdoing

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Ineos Grenadiers have responded to the guilty verdict handed down to their former doctor, Richard Freeman, that he ordered banned testosterone ‘knowing or believing’ it was to help enhance the performance of a rider.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) on Friday (March 12) found that in 2011 Freeman ordered Testogel to the British Cycling and Team Sky Manchester HQ “knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance." No rider has been identified but Freeman has subsequently been suspended by UK Anti-Doping on two charges.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).