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by Mark Zalewski
June 2, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time; Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race; Boardman on Sutton: ‘Victim of lynch mob’; Australia’s only female CX national champ retires; US State Department issues travel alert around Tour de France; Riding the Rocacorba with David Millar; Motorist pulls weapon on cyclist in road rage incident.
Former British cycling star Chris Boardman has spoken out regarding the allegations of sexism and improper conduct by former head of British Cycling Shane Sutton as, “a bit of a lynch mob.”
Boardman, speaking to The Times, said Sutton was singled out and made a scapegoat.
“Sexism, bullying, selection… it was throwing mud at British Cycling and seeing what sticks. And one individual held responsible for everything.”
“Where we got on or not – and we didn’t always get on – I thought it was a horrible trial by press for a week with just one side of the story. Shane’s behaviour was always passionate and right on the edge, Australian. It’s a really sad way to end a career of 20 years.”
Sutton resigned his position soon after being suspended by British Cycling over the allegations. UK Sport is conducting an independent investigation.
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