Former British Olympic cyclist arrested on suspicion of rape and indecent assault, says report

The unnamed rider has been released on bail while investigations continue

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A former British cyclist who competed in the Olympics has been arrested on suspicion of rape and indecent assault, reports the Mail on Sunday.

The British newspaper claims to know the identity of the suspect but it cannot reveal it due to legal reasons.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.