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by Mark Zalewski
April 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins De Brabantse Pijl; Cavendish diagnosed with mononucleosis from Epstein Barr; Two riders on Czech Continental team test positive, possible team sanction; British Cycling independent review report release delayed again; Wout van Aert to race all the Spring Classics?; In memory of Mike Hall, the man who inspired a world of cyclists; Dibben ‘finished’ Paris-Roubaix despite time cut; No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling; Could financial problems in Bahrain affect team?; Pon Holdings looking to acquire Accell Group; E-bike legislation signed into law in Colorado; Video: Night Riders by Racing Club; Track Cycling: What is the Omnium?
The final report investigating British Cycling, that was originally scheduled to be released last November and delayed multiple times since, will again be delayed until May. A draft version of the report that was leaked showed a scathing assessment of the organisation, calling it a “culture of fear.”
Jess Varnish (GBR) pictured during 2013 European championships. Her accusations launched the independent investigation into British Cycling.
“I wouldn’t want anybody to think that we’re sitting here shell-shocked at what has happened,” said British Cycling chairman Jonathan Browning, who replaced Bob Howden who stepped down in February. “I’ve been really encouraged with the progress we’ve made already.
“We’re where we said we would be and we have not missed any deadlines in terms of delivering the action plan. This is an organisation that is committed to doing what it said it would do.”
The main delay in the release of the report was due to legal squabbling over the findings and naming those involved.
The report is only one problem for British Cycling as the investigation by the Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport select committee into it and Team Sky is ongoing as well, and the funding for the programmes under threat.
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