Jess Varnish dropped from British Cycling Olympic programme on 'performance grounds'

Track sprinter Jess Varnish is dropped from the British Cycling Olympic programme, but not because she criticised the coaches

Jess Varnish (Photo: Andy Jones)

British Cycling insists Jess Varnish has been dropped from the Olympic programme based on her recent performances, not because of her scathing criticism of the coaches at the Track World Championships in March.

Having been part of the team sprint squad that failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Varnish gave a television interview criticising the selection policy for events over the qualifying period, saying there was "no real plan".

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