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by Mark Zalewski
February 9, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Right-hand man: Roche dedicated to putting Porte into Tour de France yellow; Sexism and abuse in women’s cycling: A dozen pros share their experiences, anonymously; British Cycling review report delayed over legalities; Keagan Girdlestone competes in first race since crash; Meeusen feeling left out by Team, Nys; Bruyneel responds to 60 Minutes report on motor doping; New Energy Tour set to replace World Ports Classic; Speed bumps placed in cycle lane to ‘protect’ cyclists; Cancellara’s final Flanders bike sells for €16,100; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour teaser; WeLeaf:The first 4,000 kilometers; When dodgy former Olympic doctors have to find a new gig.
The release of the report commissioned by UK Sport and British Cycling following the inquiry into sexism and discriminatory behaviour at British Cycling was completed last month and expected to be published next week. However, the Guardian reports that the report’s release is delayed due to lawyers arguing if names should be redacted to ensure there is no possibility of any legal challenges.
Jess Varnish (GBR) pictured during 2013 European championships.
“The respective commissioning bodies of UK Sport and British Cycling are now reviewing the report and the panel’s recommendations which will be discussed with each respective organisation’s boards with a view to publishing the findings and recommendations and a responding statement,” a spokesperson told PA Sport last month.
The report is expected to be damaging to the governing body, in particular regarding methods used to achieve high performance results at the Olympic level. Nicole Cooke condemned the organisation in her testimony to the British Parliament.
The investigation came about after allegations of sexist and discriminatory behaviour by former technical director Shane Sutton, set-off by claims made by Jess Varnish after she was pulled from the Rio Olympic team.
Sutton resigned his post but denied making the statements and is appealing the decision. He is also under consideration for a similar post at Cycling Australia.
Click through to read more at The Guardian.