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by Mark Zalewski
February 18, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campenaerts wins TT, Valverde takes over lead at Ruta del Sol; Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve TT, Roglic retains lead; Kristoff wins again at Tour of Oman; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke retires; Swiss CX champion Julien Taramarcaz retires; New Energy Tour unveils route; British Cycling to brief riders on upcoming independent review report; Driver allegedly deliberately clips British domestic team on training ride; Rider to tackle all 21 Giro stages on fat bike for charity; Tour of Oman, stage 3 highlights; Video: Alexis Ryan on the 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour; Team Novo Nordisk: 2017 Season Kickoff.
In an email to riders, British Cycling said it will brief them on the contents of the upcoming report from the independent review panel investigating the allegations of sexism and discrimination within the organisation.
“You will undoubtedly have been aware of recent press coverage around the Independent Review into British Cycling’s World Class Programme, and I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you on exactly where we are in the process,” chief operating officer and acting chief executive Jamie Obank said in the email.
“We would like to brief you as fully as we can, and to give you the opportunity to discuss the process and what is likely to happen next.
“Along with our new chair, Jonathan Browning, and a representative of UK Sport, [which co-commissioned the review] I will be hosting briefings for staff and riders on the morning of March 1.”
The report is expected to portray the organisation in a bad light, following testimony from the likes of Nicole Cooke who blasted British Cycling with allegations of widespread sexism and accused UK Anti Doping (UKAD) of not taking doping complaints seriously.
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