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by Mark Zalewski
October 22, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cavendish wins second stage of Abu Dhabi Tour; British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake to step down; Shane Sutton ‘shocked’ over British Cycling CEO departure; ORICA-Bike Exchange keen on 2017 Tour de France route; Jessie Walker explains reasons she is taking a break from racing; Lance Armstrong pulls out of Irish interview for ‘legal reasons’; E-bike maker becomes sponsor of Sea Otter Classic; Trek-Segafredo goes hi-vis at Japan Cup; LottoNL-Jumbo to wear Shimano clothing in 2017; New bike lock makes thieves immediately vomit; Abu Dhabi Tour stage 1 on-board highlights; Abu Dhabi Tour stage 2 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass at TTT Worlds.
The first domino to fall in the British Cycling and Team Sky controversy is the current head of British Cycling Ian Drake, who will officially leave his post next April.
Drake is leaving the organisation after revelations that delivery of a mystery medical package to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins which has resulted in a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) investigation. However, he said that he has been planning this for some time.
“It’s something I’ve actually been thinking about for a long time,” said Drake. “It’s just the time is right. Some time ago I made the decision that the Rio Games would be my last as CEO of British Cycling.”
Peter Keen, the former head of British Cycling, was recently interviewed about the controversy and said that Team Sky and its head Dave Brailsford need to come up with better explanations for their actions.
He began at British Cycling in 1995 and became CEO in 2009. British Cycling said the search for a new CEO will begin soon.
Click through to read more at the Daily Mail.