Cycling team Sky have been feeling the heat at the official investigation underway into team policy in 2011, when Sky were getting Bradley Wiggins into contention for the Tour de France.
The year later he would become the first British rider to win the race.
However the investigation has concentrated on a mystery package Wiggins received which may have contained Fluimucil, a legal decongestant.
“At some point during the Dauphine race a request was made by Dr Freeman for a package to be delivered to him. He requested Shane Sutton to arrange for that package to be delivered to him over in France and Shane Sutton then got in contact with Simon Cope to pick up that package and bring it over to France,” said the head of the UK anti-doping agency Nicole Sapstead.
The alleged incident took place six years ago, but only now it has emerged Freeman’s records of the race were stolen along with his laptop while on holiday, before he had downloaded them onto the team database, something he was supposed to do immediately.
Team Sky keeps no complete medical records for its riders, something that surprises the boss of the UK anti-doping agency Nicole Sapstead.
Freeman did not attend the Wednesday hearing, saying he was unwell.