Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 17, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling funding under threat; British Cycling board minutes illustrate desire for cover-up; Critérium du Dauphiné announces route, alternative Alpe d’Huez ascent; Démare says he has nothing to defend about Sanremo win; Vanmarcke on the mend, will miss Sanremo; Barguil out of Sanremo with ankle injury; Meares considered consulting Hoy over retirement; Iris Slappendel starts cycling clothing line; Driver charged after confrontation with cyclists caught on video; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: The Garners; FWDSET: Movement; Pici Bici – The Collective // Matic.

British Cycling funding under threat

by CyclingTips

Sport England’s board, which distributes public and lottery monies to grassroots sport, is expected to push for further changes within British Cycling as it is embroiled in several controversies.

The Times reports that some Sport England directors are going to demand changes at the top before agreeing to release the £17.3 million funding after the Cycling Independent Review called into “serious question whether the composition of the British Cycling Board is fit to govern a national sporting body”.

The governing body’s leadership has changed recently with Jonathan Browning taking over the chairmanship, and could result in a very short tenure.

Both Sport England and UK Sport officially supported Browning’s appointment last month, but he was a member of the board which, according to the CIR’s draft report, sanitised the findings of its own internal investigation.

The independent investigation report is still in draft form, but a leaked version is a damning criticism of British Cycling and also criticises UK Sport.

Click through to read more at The Times.