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Peters casts doubts over use of Testogel

British Cycling and Team Sky’s former head of medicine Steve Peters has cast doubt on the idea testosterone patches could have been ordered for performance-enhancing reasons. Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, is facing a hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester to determine his fitness to practise medicine. ...

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Freeman absent from tribunal after 'adverse reaction'

Dr Richard Freeman will not be present at his medical tribunal on Thursday or Friday after responding badly to evidence given by Shane Sutton on Tuesday. Freeman’s defence counsel Mary O’Rourke has said that he suffered an “adverse reaction to what happened on Tuesday afternoon” when Sutton was questioned. Former British Cycling and Team Sky head coach Sutton repeatedly called ...

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Thijssen in intensive care after Ghent crash

Cyclist Gerben Thijssen is in intensive care following a crash on the opening night of the Ghent Six Day. The Lotto Soudal rider, 21, suffered three small brain haemorrhages and fractured three ribs and a collarbone in Tuesday’s incident. Thijssen was attended to on track before being transported to hospital following the collision with Danish rider Oliver Wulff Frederiksen on ...

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