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Tribunal refuses to throw out charges against ex-British Cycling doctor

Dr Freeman’s QC argued there was insufficient evidenceBut panel chair said there was a ‘case to answer’ on four chargesThe tribunal panel hearing the case against the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, Richard Freeman, have dismissed a submiss…

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Shake-up bears fruit as Australia’s cyclists get back on track | Kieran Pender

Rio dejection has given way to Tokyo hope with Australia tipped for success at this weekend’s Track Cycling World Cup in Brisbane Australia’s track cyclists travelled to Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 with high hopes. The Australian Olympic Committee ha…

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Hannah Dines on going public with her labia surgery: ‘It started a big conversation’

The Paralympic cyclist wrote about the damage the sport had caused her. The article caused an outcry, others with similar experiences contacted her – and manufacturers finally began designing saddles for womenThe day after I wrote in the Guardian about…

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Freeman’s lawyer claims British Cycling coach covered up Sutton doping offence

• Freeman’s barrister makes explosive allegations at tribunal• Shane Sutton says he never tested positive in careerRichard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cove…

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Freeman’s lawyer claims British Cycling coach covered up Sutton doping offence

• Freeman’s barrister makes explosive allegations at tribunal• Shane Sutton says he never tested positive in careerRichard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cove…

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Rohan Dennis to make debut in Australia after signing for Team Ineos

World champion likely to feature at Tour Down UnderAustralian cycling star has endured tough yearWorld time trial champion Rohan Dennis is a confirmed signing with the powerful Ineos team, ending a tumultuous few months for the Australian cycling star….

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Mark Cavendish excited to join Bahrain McLaren’s project to ‘disrupt’ cycling

• Rod Ellingworth aiming to create ‘grand tour-winning team’• Cavendish joins bullish new setup looking to revive careerThe former Team Ineos coach Rod Ellingworth believes that his new Bahrain McLaren team can compete with the best as they prepare for…

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Blow for Richard Freeman case after Sutton evidence ruled admissible

QC argued truncated evidence should be ruled outTranscript of BBC interview can also be admittedShane Sutton’s evidence at the hearing of former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman is admissible, a tribunal has ruled.Sutton, the former …

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Medal-winning sprint cyclist Vicky Williamson switches to bobsleigh

• Williamson has trained with GB bobsleigh team• Cyclist won bronze medal at 2013 world championshipsVicky Williamson is to switch from cycling to bobsleigh, having completed a successful training camp with the GB bobsleigh team.Williamson won a world …

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Freeman legal team claim Sutton’s walkout cost chance to verify Cooke’s evidence

• QC claims ex-BC coach’s partial evidence should be discarded• Sutton stormed out of cross-examination on 12 NovemberDr Richard Freeman’s legal team had evidence from the Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke that they wanted to put to Shane Sutton befo…

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Lawyer calls for GMC to push Daily Mail for Shane Sutton documents release

• Richard Freeman’s QC makes plea during medical tribunal• Freeman charged with ordering performance-enhancing drugThe lawyer representing the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman in his medical tribunal has called on the General …

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Matthew Glaetzer: ‘I’m treating this like a little injury. Cancer won’t hold me back’ | Kieran Pender

Just weeks after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Australia’s Olympic medal hopeful is focused on upcoming Track World Cups“It definitely rocks you.” Australian track cycling star Matthew Glaetzer is reflecting on a “whirlwind” month that has seen …

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Matthew Glaetzer: ‘I’m treating this like a little injury. Cancer won’t hold me back’ | Kieran Pender

Just weeks after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Australia’s Olympic medal hopeful is focused on upcoming Track World Cups“It definitely rocks you.” Australian track cycling star Matthew Glaetzer is reflecting on a “whirlwind” month that has seen …

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Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? | Sean Ingle

Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK SportEveryone who has met Shane Sutton has a story. Here’s one of mine. During a UK Sport …

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Richard Freeman subject to ‘constant attrition’ from Sutton, tribunal told

• Witness statement details ‘monumental fallout’ between pair• Sutton said: ‘Doc is losing weight – I’ve got him where I want him’Dr Richard Freeman was on the end of “constant attrition” from former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton afte…

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British Cycling and Team Sky kept Viagra for riders’ ‘nerve issues’

• Dr Steve Peters gave evidence at Dr Richard Freeman’s tribunal• Claims both organisations put success over riders’ welfareBritish Cycling and Team Sky kept a stock of Viagra for riders in a cabinet because riding for so long gave them “nerve issues”,…

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British Cycling and Team Sky kept Viagra for riders’ ‘nerve issues’

• Dr Steve Peters gave evidence at Dr Richard Freeman’s tribunal• Claims both organisations put success over riders’ welfareBritish Cycling and Team Sky kept a stock of Viagra for riders in a cabinet because riding for so long gave them “nerve issues”,…

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Raymond Poulidor obituary

French cyclist who achieved a record eight podium finishes in the Tour de France but never wore the leader’s yellow jerseyRaymond Poulidor, who has died aged 83, became France’s most popular cycle racer – and arguably its most best-loved sportsman – th…

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Shane Sutton will not return to Richard Freeman tribunal after walkout

• GMC will call Dr Steve Peters to appear as second witness• Former British Cycling coach took exception to QC’s questioningShane Sutton, the former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky, has refused to return to Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribu…

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Shane Sutton will not return to Richard Freeman tribunal after walkout

• GMC will call Dr Steve Peters to appear as second witness• Former British Cycling coach took exception to QC’s questioningShane Sutton, the former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky, has refused to return to Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribu…