Shane Sutton resigns as British Cycling technical director

Shane Sutton steps down from his role as technical director for Team GB, saying the riders need to be able to prepare for Rio 2016 free of distraction

Shane Sutton, Track World Cup, Glasgow 2012, day one

Following his suspension over allegations of discrimination, British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton has resigned his role.

The Australian said his decision was to allow the riders to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - which are 100 days away - free from distraction.

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