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by Mark Zalewski
November 5, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With sights set on 2020 Olympics, Marianne Vos’ team signs five-year deal with new title sponsor; Former Bora Argon 18 rider Nerz suffering headaches and dizziness after multiple crashes; Shane Sutton to appeal investigation decision; Shane Sutton eyeing position with Cycling Australia; Michael Rasmussen defends Riis returning to cycling; Project TJ Sport gathers in Italy for first camp; McCarthy switching from Australian to Ireland; Movistar, Cannondale-Drapac, Sky unveil new kits; New kit day for World Champ Amalie Dideriksen; Kaitie Antonneau to Cylance for road season; Should you cycle with earphones?; Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships trailer.
Despite his intention to appeal the decision of the independent investigation, Shane Sutton said he has no intention of returning to the British team, and instead would be interested in working with the national programme in his home country of Australia.
“I saw the role in Australia,” Sutton told PA Sport at the Rouleur Classic cycling exhibition in London on Thursday night. “Everybody wants to lead their own country, but it’s something I need to digest.
“I need to digest what’s just happened, (but) the palate’s still wet, I have loads to offer.”
It would be an ironic twist if he were to take a position with Cycling Australia, as the two countries are heated rivals, especially on the track. And with Australia embarrassed by their Rio Olympic performance on the velodrome, the calls for change have been loud.
“I believed I was doing a very good job [at British Cycling] and it’s a shame I didn’t get the chance to develop even further. I’ve got so much knowledge I want to find a role befitting to my knowledge, something which whets my appetite and go somewhere where I feel I can make a difference.”
Click through to read more at the Telegraph.