Mary O’Rourke, QC of Richard Freeman, argues that the GMC case is based on “speculation and speculation”. Freeman confessed 18 of 22 charges against him, including ordering 30 sachets of Testogel, but denied knowledge or belief that this was to improve athletic performance by PA Media Last updated: 12/02/21 6:45 PM The General Medical Council failed to provide Little evidence “that former British cycling doctor and Tim Sky Richard Freeman ordered Testogel to sedate a rider, a medical court was told.” Mary O’Rourke, QC of Freeman, wrapped it up in a long-running physique hearing of the doctor on Friday, arguing that the GMC case was based on “speculation and speculation.” Freeman confesses 18 of the 22 charges against him, including ordering 30 sachets of Testogel – a drug containing testosterone – to the National Cycling Center, but denies the central charge that he did so with the knowledge or belief that it was to improve the athlete’s performance. “They did not get a little evidence to prove that Testogel ordered to drug a contestant,” O’Rourke said. “They can’t identify a contestant … that doesn’t add up.” Freeman instead insisted he ordered Testogel after former performance director Shane Sutton ordered him to treat erectile dysfunction, which Sutton denies. Although Freeman has previously admitted lying to UKAD investigators about the case, O’Rourke said his interpretation is the only one that “has any kind of meaning”. “He answered every question,” O’Rourke said. “He didn’t avoid anything. It’s the only account that has any meaning.” In these circumstances, you should find the remaining charges unsubstantiated and give credit to Dr. Freeman for confessing the other charges. O’Rourke argued that Freeman had nothing to gain from doping for a contestant, she said, “It would be the strangest thing, and it wouldn’t bring him any personal gain. What’s the point of it if it gets (an anti-doping rule violation)? He is at risk of being excluded from the sport for two to four years. O’Rourke has also sought to drop suggestions that Freeman may have acted out of fear for his job. It’s a ridiculous suggestion that a contestant does better because he’s had 30 bags of Testogel and suddenly everyone says, “Well done Richard Freeman” and claps him on the back and secures his job. ” Liar, deceitful, bully. ”“ The atmosphere in the room and the fear it created was extraordinary, ”Rourke said of that day:“ You have to say to yourself, why did this happen? Why did such an explosion happen? Why didn’t Shane Sutton simply say, “It wasn’t me and I had nothing to hide”? He wanted to stop asking him anything. O’Rourke later added, “One possibility is that Sutton was getting (Testogel) for outrageous reasons and had his trail runner wanting. But this was not the case for GMC. “If Shane Sutton and he had a passenger he wanted to give him, he would have every reason to walk away and not cooperate.” O’Rourke also expressed surprise that GMC QC Richard Jackson had not summoned as many witnesses related to the case, not the least of which was Skye’s team manager and former British president of cycling Sir Dave Brailsford. “Dave Brailsford is the missing ghost in these proceedings and he could answer a terrible question a lot of questions about what was going on in British Cycling and Team Sky.” The court will now withdraw to review the facts. Chief Justice Neil Dalton said in his conclusion that the commission must decide what weight, “if any,” to give the evidence Sutton left before the witness examination was completed. The hearing was postponed until March 2, when the verdict was issued. Meanwhile, British Sky Sports News contacted Britain’s Anti-Doping (UKAD) after it was reported that Dr. Freeman was accused of violating anti-doping rules. .