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Varnish accuses British Cycling of applying 'extreme control' over riders

December 11, 2018 5:36 PM
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MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish told an employment tribunal on Tuesday that British Cycling used to exert extreme control over their athletes, as she seeks to sue the body for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination.

Varnish was dropped by the British cycling squad in 2016 before the Rio Olympic Games. She has alleged that she was the victim of bullying and sexist language, particularly from technical director Shane Sutton.

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