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by Shane Stokes
November 22, 2017
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One week after UK Anti Doping shelved its investigation into the mystery package delivered to Bradley Wiggins in June 2011, Team Sky and British Cycling are back in the headlines. According to the Daily Mail, the medical supplier who sent a delivery of testosterone to the National Cycling Centre in 2011 has refused to co-operate with both UK Anti-Doping and British Cycling in relation to investigations into the matter.
The newspaper has named the company as Oldham-based Fit 4 Sport Ltd, which lists itself as suppliers to the Football Association, high-profile Premier League clubs and Team Sky.
In March Team Sky’s former medical director and current team psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters said that the package was sent to the National Cycling Centre ‘in error.’ “I was with a colleague when the order arrived and it was brought to our attention,” he said then. “Dr Freeman explained that the order had never been placed and so must have been sent in error. I asked Dr Freeman to return it to the supplier, and to (request) written confirmation that it was sent in error.”
He said that once the confirmation arrived, he was satisfied it was an administrative error and they decided not to in form the-then performance director of British Cycling Dave Brailsford. However the Mail states that neither the company nor a former team doctor have provided proof that the delivery was in error.
Freeman is also the doctor who administered the contents of the delivered package to Wiggins. He has refused to be interviewed by UKAD, British Cycling and the parliamentary select committee looking into the matter, citing ill health.
British Cycling’s new CEO Julie Harrington said that the federation will be halting its work with the company. “As part of our own internal investigation we invited Dr Freeman and our national medical supplier, Fit 4 Sport, to contribute and we were disappointed we didn’t get any co-operation. We will be reviewing our supply partner.”
Click through to read more at the Daily Mail.