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Jess Varnish

Multiple World, Commonwealth & European Championship medallist and Professional Cyclist

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Jess Varnish not surprised after British Cycling cover-up over sexism claims: 'I expected something dodgy and this has proved it'

10 March 2017

Jess Varnish not surprised after British Cycling cover-up over sexism claims: 'I expected something dodgy and this has proved it'

Jess Varnish was dropped from the Great Britain team ahead of the Rio Olympics Varnish then lifted the lid on a culture of fear and bullying at British Cycling She alleged coach Shane Sutton told her to 'get on with having a baby' Internal investigation said just one of nine allegations against him were proven Now, an independent review of British Cycling has said the organisation 'sanitised' and even 'reversed' findings of its own grievance officer World medallist Varnish has told Sportsmail the cover-up did not surprise her

Jess Varnish: 'I was thrown under the bus by British Cycling'

10 March 2017

Jess Varnish: 'I was thrown under the bus by British Cycling'

Track cyclist Jess Varnish says she was "thrown under the bus" by British Cycling and was the victim of a "cover-up".

Jess Varnish was vilified for the Shane Sutton sexism claims to Sportsmail that rocked British Cycling... Now, she says 'I stand by everything'

7 November 2016

Jess Varnish was vilified for the Shane Sutton sexism claims to Sportsmail that rocked British Cycling... Now, she says 'I stand by everything'

Jess Varnish came forward with allegations of sexism from then technical director of British Cycling, Shane Sutton, in a Sportsmail interview

Statement from Jess Varnish in response to the British Cycling Statement today

28 October 2016

Statement from Jess Varnish in response to the British Cycling Statement today

I spoke out because I wanted to shine a light on the culture at British Cycling, a culture that in my mind was incorrect. I'm relieved that the British Cycling board have acknowledged that the language used was inappropriate and discriminatory and I would like to thank those involved and those that contributed to the investigation for their time and effort.

Statement in response to the Sky Sports article published today (15th July 2016)

15 July 2016

Statement in response to the Sky Sports article published today (15th July 2016)

I wanted to shine a light on the culture of fear at British Cycling, and I'm glad that numerous other riders and staff came forward to share their experiences. 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.