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Former Team Sky doctor asked to leave World Cup in Manchester

British Cycling officials were shocked to see jiffy bag doctor Freeman at the National Cycling Centre

The doctor accused of being at the centre of the Team Sky jiffy bag controversy was reportedly pushed out of the World Cup in Manchester last weekend.

Dr Richard Freeman, who worked at British Cycling until last month, had not kept adequate records of a medical package he had ordered for Sir Bradley Wiggins in June 2011.

He gave a written statement to a parliamentary hearing, saying the package contained the legal decongestant Fluimucil, rather than the banned corticosteroid triamcinolone.

He was criticised for this failure to keep records, and, as we reported, resigned from his role citing ill health.

British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington said at the time: "We were investigating him on employment matters and Ukad (UK Anti-Doping) were investigating him on doping matters.

"After some months we were ready to continue with disciplinary action. Dr Freeman really wasn't well enough to commence that and so we've allowed him to resign.”

According to the Daily Mail, Julie Harrington was made aware that Freeman was in the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.

She went to see him in the cafe, and told him he should leave.

The paper said: “It is believed Harrington, while powerless to eject Freeman from a public building, questioned the wisdom of him being there and said it would be better if he went. Freeman did not depart immediately but he was not seen again at the venue that weekend.”

 

 

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