Change in appeals process could see King and Varnish challenge Olympic omission

British Cycling and the British Olympic Association will allow non-BC funded riders to appeal missing out on a spot at Rio 2016

Dani Rowe at the Redditch Tour Series event (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Riders such as Dani King and Jess Varnish have been given the opportunity to challenge their non-selection for the Rio Olympics, as British Cycling has amended its appeals process.

The organisation and the British Olympic Association brought in a new procedure this week to give non-BC funded riders who missed out on a place in Team GB’s Rio line up, the chance to appeal the decision if they think they should be in the squad. Previously only BC-funded athletes were able to appeal.

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