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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman’s tribunal delayed

• Legal team immediately request adjournment on first morning• Freeman faces serious allegations over banned testosteroneDr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal has been adjourned until Friday morning after his legal team requested a delay. While no reas…

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Q&A: What is at stake at Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal?

The career of Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is on the line but what is he accused of and what could be the consequences for the sport?When Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, walks into th…

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Jess Varnish: I lost, but my stance has exposed a culture of fear

• Cyclist lost landmark case against British Cycling and UK Sport• ‘They’ve changed their structure, policies and personnel’Jess Varnish insists she has emerged as a winner despite losing her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Spor…

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

• Varnish had hoped to sue governing body• 28-year-old to consider her optionsFormer Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul the way Olympic at…

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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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Coaches ‘did not like Jess Varnish’s questioning of training’

Rider’s assertiveness met with disapproval at British Cycling, doctor tells tribunal British Cycling coaches had “absolute control” over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employ…

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Coaches ‘did not like Jess Varnish’s questioning of training’

Rider’s assertiveness met with disapproval at British Cycling, doctor tells tribunal British Cycling coaches had “absolute control” over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employ…

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Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of ‘extreme control’

Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the orga…

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Olympian Jess Varnish accuses British Cycling of ‘extreme control’

Employment tribunal hears athlete allege she was punished for minor transgressionsThe Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish has accused British Cycling of exercising “extreme control” over her and other athletes in her long-running legal attempt to sue the orga…

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British Cycling virtual reality tournament gets green light to start in 2019

• British Cycling eRacing Championships to begin in February• UCI is ready to launch esports world championshipsBritish Cycling is to take its search for the next Geraint Thomas or Victoria Pendleton into people’s homes with the launch of a new virtual…

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Vuelta a España: Simon Yates set to complete British cycling grand slam

If the boy from Bury survives the final mountain stage in Andorra his success would achieve an unprecedented clean sweep by three different Britons in the 2018 seasonThe journey towards British domination of world cycling that began in Barcelona in the…

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British Cycling to appoint integrity officer in Jiffy bag aftermath

• Aim to improve anti-doping programme and enhance sport’s profile• Announcement of three new roles part of body’s rebuilding plansBritish Cycling is to appoint an integrity and compliance director following widespread criticisms of its handing of the …

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Ukad criticises British Cycling for ‘hindering’ Jiffy bag investigation

• Investigation into package may have been ‘potentially compromised’• Letter from Ukad to British Cycling lays bare a catalogue of failingsThe investigation into a mystery Jiffy bag delivered to Bradley Wiggins was “hindered” and may have been “potenti…

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Leaking of Chris Froome’s failed drugs test harmed cycling – Julie Harrington

• British Cycling chief says publicity around test dealt reputational blow to sport• ‘People will make up their own mind based on not having the full evidence’Publicity surrounding Chris Froome’s failed drugs test has dealt a reputational blow not only…

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Use of TUEs negate an intrinsic part of sport – the overcoming of exhaustion | Richard Williams

Eradicating exemptions seems fairer than allowing athletes to use artificial means of lifting themselves back up to their natural level of performanceIn more optimistic times, the news that Dr Michele Ferrari’s appeal against a doping conviction was tu…

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Shane Sutton claims of common use of TUEs to ‘find gains’ upset British cyclists

• Paralympian Jody Cundy says claims would ‘muddy’ Bradley Wiggins’ name• British Cycling’s former technical director made comments in BBC documentaryBritish cyclists are disturbed that their former technical director Shane Sutton considered therapeuti…

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British athletes have ‘fewer rights than an Uber driver’ says Damian Collins MP

• Collins links reports of bullying within UK Sport to lack of workers’ rights• ‘We’ve seen too many cases of sports bodies marking their own homework’Britain’s elite athletes “have fewer rights than an Uber driver” and desperately need an independent …