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by Mark Zalewski
February 25, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kittel wins with bike throw at Abu Dhabi Tour, stage 2; Mareczko wins third stage of Tour de Langkawi; Molano wins Volta ao Alentejo, stage 3; Van Avermaet lukewarm about Flanders route changes; talks Gilbert tensions and Liège; Rivals take note: After breakout year, Lepistö enters Spring Classics with confidence; Phinney out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad with knee injury; Zwift Academy winner Leah Thorvilson to begin racing in Belgium this weekend; Kittel chooses rim brake for second stage at Abu Dhabi Tour; ‘Protest’ over asphalting of Eikenberg cobbles; British Cycling perplexed by UK Sport allegations; Bicycle industry reacting to Utah Governor’s push to strip federal protection for public lands; New world record set for cycling length of New Zealand; Pedal power in sailing; Abu Dhabi Tour, stage 2 highlights; Video: On-board highlights – Abu Dhabi Tour, stage 1; Video: 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Chantal Blaak; Video: Vintage cycling day.
Earlier this week UK Sport accused British Cycling of not being transparent when it did not turn over the full contents of an internal performance review conducted by its former CEO Peter King following the 2012 London Olympics. The full report contained some of the problems that have come to light in the last year. However, insiders at British Cycling told Sportsmail that the report lacked enough detail to be useful, so are perplexed by the allegations.
UK Sport CEO Liz Nicholl said the lack of transparency is rooted out of the organisation only receiving a summary of the King report in 2012, with the full report not shared until 2016.
The interviews in the King report were entirely anonymous and no specific allegations against personnel were made in it, even if athletes discussed feeling a ‘culture of fear.’ Therefore British Cycling says it would have lacked the evidence to take any actions against specific persons.
Many of these questions will likely be resolved in the coming weeks as the investigation into British Cycling is concluded and the report is released. That report’s release has been delayed as more interviews are conducted.
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