Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 11, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Giro d’Italia: Ulissi soloes to victory on stage four, Dumoulin recaptures Maglia Rosa; Pendleton denies Sutton’s claims of support towards her; Team Sky supporting Sergio Henao with anti-doping case; 21 year-old Dutch rider dies after heart attacks; FDJ boss defends Démare amid Milan-San Remo cheating accusations; Geniez fined for Giro dust-up, abandons after second crash; the conflict of starting Grand Tours afar; Garmin shifts to sponsor multiple cycling teams; video: The ultimate show of teamwork; video: Anatomy of a sprint stage

Pendleton denies Sutton’s claims of support towards her

by CyclingTips

Victoria Pendleton has denied claims made by former head of British Cycling, Shane Sutton, that he repeatedly “held her in my arms” during their time working together.


In response to the claims, Pendleton told The Times, “Apparently he has held me in his arms many times. I can tell you Shane has never thrown his arms around me.”

“It’s all very well being supportive some of the time, but when you trust someone and they turn their back on you it’s the most heart-breaking thing they can do. Shane can be a great bloke, but not all the time and it’s a toss of the coin which side you get.”

The embattled Sutton resigned as head of British Cycling in April amidst allegations of discriminatory behaviour against female and paracycling competitors.

Sutton has continued to deny these claims while British Cycling is launching an investigation.

Click through to read more at The Times.