Richard Freeman, former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, is to appeal his erasure from the medical register.

BBC reported that Richard Freeman has commenced legal proceedings to appeal against the finding of impaired fitness to practise and the consequent erasure from the medical resister. 

A legal representative for him said:

“Mr. Freeman is innocent of wrong doing and we are confident that the truth will ultimately be recognised by the UK justice system.”

Freeman admitted 18 of 22 charges relating to the ordering of Testogel to British Cycling headquarters in 2011 as well as poor record-keeping and inappropriate treatment of non-riders.

The three charges he denied centred on the Testogel but the tribunal did not believe him, concluding: “It was clear that, on the balance of probabilities, the inference could properly be drawn that, when Dr Freeman placed the order and obtained the Testogel, he knew or believed it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.”

The appeal hearing is not expected until November or December this year.

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