British Cycling allows resignation of doctor at centre of Jiffy bag scandal

• Dr Richard Freeman ‘unwell’ and unable to face action over medical records
• Chief executive fears failing will come back to haunt organisation in future

The doctor at the centre of the Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag scandal has resigned from his position at British Cycling with the chief executive, Julie Harrington, admitting she was concerned his failings could come back to haunt the organisation in the future.

Doctor Richard Freeman, who worked for both Team Sky and British Cycling between 2009 and 2015, has walked away from his position without a pay-off. He is understood to be unwell and did not feel able to face disciplinary action from British Cycling for his failure to keep proper medical records.

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