Manager sky In 2011, Richard FreemanHe was found guilty of intentionally buying testosterone, a banned substance, to numb a runner.
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A court ruled that Freeman, who started working for Sky in 2011, required testosterone with the knowledge that it “will be administered to improve Athletic performance of the runner“.
He had previously confessed 18 of 22 counts Of the accused, although he denied the principal accused, as to the purpose of the request.
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In 2011 Sky took over the leadership of Vuelta España, which it won Chris Fromm, In addition to a phase, as well as two phases in Tour in France.
The trial, which will continue on March 17th, has been underway for more than two years and Freeman explained that he was forced to request the material because Sky’s chief performance officer, Shane SuttonHe wants it to be about erectile dysfunction.
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Sutton himself denied the charge, and the court ruled that Freeman’s complaints were “a complex lie.”
Freeman was working on Sky until 2015, in addition to his work on British Cycling FederationFor which he quit in 2017 Health.
This is not the first controversial case Freeman has been involved in, as in 2017, the UK Anti-Doping Agency closed a 14-month investigation after Bradley WigginsOlympic medalist and Tour de France winner, he was awarded a “suspicious package” at the 2011 Dauphiné Liberé.
It was never known what the package contained, but Freeman always insisted that it was a decongestant rather than a stimulant.