Jess Varnish will not appeal against non-selection for Rio 2016 Olympics

Former British track sprinter has decided not to appeal against her non-selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Jess Varnish.

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Track sprinter Jess Varnish has said that she will not appeal against her non-selection for the Great Britain team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and that she will now 'move on with her life'.

Varnish, 25, was dropped from the British Cycling Olympic training programme in April on the grounds that her performance did not meet the required criteria. Subsequently, Varnish alleged sexism in the British cycling camp which ultimately led to the resignation of GB technical director Shane Sutton.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.