THE medical tribunal into former Team Sky and British Cycling Dr Richard Freeman has been adjourned.
The 48-hour delay was requested by the legal team for Freeman, who faces a number of allegations, including that he was responsible for ordering a banned testosterone product for an unnamed rider.
No reason was given but such adjournments are usually only granted on medical grounds or in exceptional circumstances.
The General Medical Council hearing in Manchester was due to begin yesterday but Freeman did not appear.
It is due to resume tomorrow morning but tribunal chairman Stephen Mooney has warned another adjournment is likely to be sought on behalf of Freeman, who denies any wrongdoing.
‘The reasons for the adjournment cannot be made public at this time,’ he said.
‘But I can say this, there is likely to be a further application on Friday which will involve legal argument and it is very likely to be held in private as well.’