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by Mark Zalewski
December 9, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; Sun Tour Falls Creek finish extended to the resort; Pellizotti signs with Bahrain-Merida; Coach says Wiggins has enough for one more Olympics; Olympians headline Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals races; Pavlukhina signs with Astana Women’s Team; Police use audio from incident that killed cyclist in anti-drink driving campaign; Boardman calls for overhaul of British Highway Code; Woman rides high-wheel across America; Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story; Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary.
All of the investigations and budget woes facing British Cycling could be a big distraction for the athletes expected to perform. However, British Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey responded to questions about the ongoing controversies embroiling British Cycling, saying that for the athletes there is no distraction and that the focus remains on the training and racing.
Dame Sarah Storey shows off yet another gold medal, this time for the women’s pursuit. Storey won gold in three events on the road and track, making her Great Britain’s most decorated paralympian, with 14 gold medals over seven Paralympics.
“From an athlete perspective, we’re all focusing on the next event and the next World Championships,” Storey said.
“All of those things behind the scenes are being sorted out by investigations, we’re just focusing on our own events.”
Storey’s results earned her the Mirror’s Pride of Sport Inspirational Performance Award.
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