Jess Varnish case gathers momentum as Dr Freeman and rider statements criticise British Cycling's 'complete' control

Allegations of jealousy from coaches and firm control add to Varnish's bank of evidence

Jess Varnish (Photo: Andy Jones)

Former sprinter Jess Varnish's legal case against British Cycling is gathering momentum, with witness statements pointing towards the 'controlling' nature of the organisation and its treatment of athletes.

The national governing body's former Doctor, Richard Freeman, has said that it had 'complete' control over riders and BMX world champion Liam Phillips has spoken of coaches denying athletes personal sponsorship deals as well as attendance's at high profile events.

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