British Cycling stands by Jess Varnish decision, report suggests

Jess Varnish reportedly meets with new British Cycling technical director Andy Harrison but the governing body has stuck by its decision to drop her from the Olympic programme

Jess Varnish will not be considered for selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, according to the Press Association, with British Cycling set to stand by its decision to drop her from the programme.

Varnish, 25, is at the heart of the sexism claims made against former BC technical director Shane Sutton, who is reported to have told the rider that she was too old and should "go and have a baby" when she was not offered a new contract on the Olympic programme.

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