British Cycling have confirmed Great Britain team doctor Dr Richard Freeman has not traveled to Doha for the UCI Road World Championships, as a UK Anti-Doping investigation into allegations of wrongdoing continues.
Freeman was the Team Sky doctor who initiated Sir Bradley Wiggins’ TUEs for triamcinolone in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – as revealed by the ‘Fancy Bears’ data hack.
And it has also been revealed in a series of articles in the Daily Mail that Freeman received a ‘mystery medical package’ at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine from British Cycling’s Simon Cope – now a directeur sportif at Team Wiggins.
British Cycling have since confirmed – in a very short statement – that a UKAD investigation has begun, with both the national governing body and Team Sky promising to co-operate fully. The investigation has also prompted the decision for Freeman to stay at home.