Shane Sutton “bullied” Dr Richard Freeman into prescribing testosterone, the ex-British Biking and Crew Sky medic has claimed.
Freeman is going through an allegation he ordered 30 Testogel sachets to British Biking headquarters in 2011 realizing or believing it was meant for an athlete to boost efficiency.
However a medical tribunal heard the testosterone was for former British Biking technical director Sutton.
Sutton denies the declare.
“Shane Sutton particularly requested that I prescribed him Testogel,” stated Freeman’s witness assertion, which was learn to the listening to.
“I used to be bullied into prescribing it for him.”
The prosecution opened its case in opposition to Dr Freeman on day two of the Unbiased Medical Practitioners Tribunal in Manchester.
The Normal Medical Council’s lawyer Simon Jackson QC quoted Dr Freeman’s declare from his witness assertion, written in September, that Dr Freeman’s crew says is now “the reality”.
Mr Jackson stated that in Sutton’s assertion, the Australian claims he did obtain remedy and prescriptions from Dr Freeman however that these didn’t embrace Testogel and he by no means mentioned this remedy.
Dr Freeman additionally claimed in his assertion that the Testogel was used to deal with Sutton’s erectile dysfunction.
Mr Jackson stated Sutton denies this and the GMC’s case is that it was as an alternative used for “micro-dosing” as a means of enhancing an athlete’s efficiency.
The prosecution stated Sutton, who’s scheduled to seem as a witness on Monday and Tuesday, will even produce British Biking medical information to show he didn’t require testosterone.
The listening to continues.