15. Sutton allegations rock British Cycling
In the latest Telegraph Cycling Podcast the team discusses the controversy at British Cycling following allegations that Shane Sutton, the technical director, used sexist and offensive language against female and Paralympic athletes – allegations that Sutton denies.
Sutton was suspended late on Tuesday night and then resigned on Wednesday. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the scandal and the fallout. Was the appointment of Sutton, who replaced Sir Dave Brailsford in 2014, a mistake? And beyond the specific claims about Sutton’s alleged comments, is there a wider problem, even a sexist culture, at British Cycling, as Nicole Cooke and Victoria Pendleton have claimed this week?
The podcast also discusses the last of the spring Classics, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, won by Team Sky’s Wout Poels. There’s also exciting news about the podcast team’s upcoming coverage of the Giro d’Italia.
The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by SigmaSport.co.uk and Eurosport.