Sat, 08 Aug 2020

London - The ex-head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky Shane Sutton reacted with fury at a medical tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday after being forced to defend himself against accusations of bullying, doping and lying.

"She (O'Rourke) has accused me, but I've looked the panel in the eye, I'm not lying. I'm going to leave the hearing now.

"Our case about Mr Sutton is that he's a habitual and serial liar," O'Rourke said earlier in the hearing.

Sutton, who was accused of discriminatory language while he was at British Cycling but cleared of all but one of the nine accusations, denies he "bullied" Freeman into ordering 30 Testogel sachets to treat his erectile dysfunction.

Freeman, who was British Cycling and Team Sky's doctor from 2009 until he resigned in 2017, is facing a charge of medical misconduct from the General Medical Council (GMC).

Their lawyer Simon Jackson has said that 62-year-old Sutton is being used as a scapegoat by Freeman.

Any other questions about his medical history must be asked in private.

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