'I am not too old. I am not a waste of UK Sport’s money. I can win more medals'

Jess Varnish still hopes to compete for Great Britain, despite claiming that she was subjected to sexist comments when her contract was not renewed for the Olympic programme

Jess Varnish, Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow, track cycling day four

Jess Varnish insists she has not given up on competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, despite being dropped from the British Cycling Olympic programme.

While BC claim she was not offered a new contract because her performance levels had dropped, the 25-year-old claims that she was subjected to sexist comments and bullying.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.