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.