Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dumoulin crushes Tour de France stage 13 TT, Froome extends GC lead; Gaviria gets hat trick in Poland; Prudhomme: It’s a day of mourning for France and for the Tour de France; After Nice attack, the Tour de France goes on with heavy hearts; Mont Ventoux madness: A first-hand perspective from the Tour; Porte, on chaotic Ventoux mishap: ‘If you can’t control the crowds, then what can you control?’; Maddeningly hypnotic: The Tour de France is an absurd, beautiful circus; Simon Gerrans out of the Tour de France with collarbone fracture; Thibaut Pinot out of Tour de France; Theuns crashes out of Tour de France in time trial crash; Shane Sutton: British Cycling review will exonerate me; Is EPO’s performance enhacing effect all in the mind?; Tour de France, stage 12 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 12; A journey to the top: Peter Sagan

Shane Sutton: British Cycling review will exonerate me

by CyclingTips

In an interview with Sky Sports the embattled former technical director of British Cycling says he is confident that the inquiry into his bevaiour will clear his name.

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“There has been some long nights, plenty of phone calls and, yeah, dark times,” Sutton said. “Sure, people will question this and my integrity throughout, but I think I’ve kept my integrity.”

“I’ve not spoken to anybody about the matter, I’ve had great support from everybody [and] continued liaising with all the people that I brought to British Cycling over the last two years. I know this review process will definitely exonerate me from all of this.”

Sutton resigned in April amidst allegations of sexist and derogatory comments about female and paralympic athletes. In particular Jess Varnish claimed Sutton told her to, “Go and have a baby” after she was dropped from the programme.

“I have spoken with and shared information and evidence with both British Cycling and UK Sport and co-operated in their respective investigations which are still due to be published. Therefore I don’t think it would be responsible or fair to comment further around this matter until these investigations have had a chance to run their course.”

Click through to read more at Sky Sports.

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