Hayley Simmonds questions British Cycling's 'unprofessional' lack of communication over Rio selection

Two-time national time trial champion hits out at British Cycling for their failure to notify her personally of non-selection for the Rio Olympics.

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British time trial champion Hayley Simmonds has blasted British Cycling over their handling of the Rio Olympics selection, describing their failure to notify her personally of her omission from the squad as "unprofessional and disrespectful".

Simmonds won her second successive national time trial title in Stockton on Thursday but won't be competing at Rio, with Emma Pooley instead chosen to ride Britain's sole time trial spot.

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.