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by Mark Zalewski
January 6, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Katrin Garfoot delivers emphatic win to defend women’s Australian time trial title; Rohan Dennis wins his second consecutive Australian time trial title; British Cycling warned about relationship with Team Sky; Madiot backs Lappartient for UCI president; ASO buys German race organiser; Eddy Merckx: ‘Tour of Oman will be ridden’; Boonen begins season at Vuelta a San Juan; Former WADA head calls Russian doping scandal worse than Lance Armstrong; Team Sunweb unveils new kit; Meet 105-year-old hour record holder Robert Marchand; Retro Ronde van Vlaanderen.
A 2011 report jointly commissioned by British Cycling and UK Sport warned about the governing body’s relationship with Team Sky, citing a “lack of clarity” between the two.
The report, published by Deloitte, was submitted by British Cycling to the British Parliament’s Culture Media and Sport select committee in a request for more evidence. This followed the testimony by Dave Brailsford, Shane Sutton and two senior British Cycling officials at a hearing into doping in sport, in particular the contents of a medical package sent by British Cycling to Team Sky for Bradley Wiggins in 2011.
It details a “resentment amongst some riders and British Cycling staff who did not have Team Sky roles/contracts” and that “a doping scandal at Team Sky would undoubtedly represent a serious reputational risk to many stakeholders.”
Nicole Cooke recently wrote about the fractured, stratified atmosphere of British Cycling in The Guardian. In particular, she cited the medical package incident as an example.
Simon Cope was the courier of the package, which Cooke said took him away from his duties as the women’s team manager.
Click through to read more at The Telegraph.