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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 after the pair fell out in 2015, a medical tribunal has heard.

Dr Freeman, who worked for British Cycling until his resignation in 2017, denies ordering testosterone gel in 2011 knowing or believing it was to be used by an athlete to improve performance. He claims instead that Sutton bullied him into making the order, and that the gel was to treat Sutton’s erectile dysfunction. Sutton emphatically denied both of those claims before storming out of the tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday, when he called Dr Freeman “spineless”.

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