CY­CLING

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Sport -

For­mer British Cy­cling coach Shane Sut­ton has taken up a role with the China Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion which is set to see him re­turn to Manch­ester next month for the UCI Track Cy­cling World Cup.

The 60-year-old Aus­tralian re­signed as British Cy­cling tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor prior to last sum­mer’s Rio Olympics, end­ing a 15-year as­so­ci­a­tion, after be­ing sus­pended amid al­le­ga­tions of dis­crim­i­na­tion and bul­ly­ing by rider Jess Var­nish.

Sut­ton, who de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, had last year been linked with a role at Bri­tain’s ma­jor track cy­cling ri­vals Aus­tralia, but he is now set to re­turn to these shores next month with China.

Sut­ton signed a con­tract with the CCA in Bei­jing on Fri­day and will be part of the team that trav­els to Manch­ester’s Na­tional Cy­cling Cen­tre – Sut­ton’s for­mer base with the British team – for the World Cup event from Novem­ber 10-12.

He had pre­vi­ously also been linked with the head coach job in France.

Shane Sut­ton

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