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Shane Sutton resigns amid sexism and discrimination claims

Shane Sutton has resigned from his post as the technical director of British Cycling after several allegations of sexism and discrimination were made against him. The Australian had been suspended pending an enquiry Tuesday but has now stepped down from his role ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The allegations first surfaced last week when Jessica Varnish claimed that Sutton...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

British Cycling suspends Shane Sutton

British Cycling announced today that it has suspended technical director Shane Sutton "pending an internal investigation" following allegations the Australian called Paralympic cyclists "gimps" and "wobblies". Sutton has also come under fire this week with former track riders Jess Varnish, Nicole Cooke and Victoria Pendleton alleging that sexism is rife within British Cycling...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pendleton and Cooke claim British Cycling is rife with sexism

Retired riders Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke have both claimed that there is sexism within British Cycling. The remarks come days after Jess Varnish made allegations relating to her treatment at the hands of the national federation. British Cycling has denied the allegations but has stated that they will seek talks with Varnish. Pendleton, who retired on the back of the London...
Via Cycling News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former cycling champion Pendleton comes 5th at Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) Victoria Pendleton gave a thumbs-up and a wave to the cheering crowd as she was welcomed into the winner's enclosure by thousands of fans at the Cheltenham Festival. She'd just finished fifth in a race on Friday, but was being treated like a champion. Barely a year after sitting on a horse for the first time, Pendleton - an Olympic cycling champion-turned...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cyclist-turned-jockey Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham

LONDON (AP) Victoria Pendleton has been given a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival, barely a year after taking up horse racing following her retirement from cycling. It was announced Monday that the two-time Olympic gold medalist will ride Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase on March 18 - the final day of the festival. Pendleton says ''to be announcing that I have...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic cycling champion Pendleton earns 1st win as a jockey

WINCANTON, England (AP) Barely a year after first sitting on a horse, Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton earned her first win as a jockey on Wednesday to potentially set her up for a ride at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Pendleton rode Pacha Du Polder to victory at Wincanton in her second start under National Hunt rules. She was unseated in her first race, at Fakenham...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Varnish relishing Rio 2016 Olympics as Great Britain’s sprint power increases

During Great Britain’s gold rush on the track at the London 2012 Olympics, sprinter Jess Varnish was one of the few British riders who missed out on glory when she and team sprint partner Victoria Pendleton were disqualified in the semi-finals for an illegal changeover after setting a world record in qualifying. Three years on, the 25-year-old Englishwoman’s hopes of redemption...
Via Cycling News
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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