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Ex-England coach Lancaster part of official review of culture in British Cycling

The review was prompted by the behaviour of technical director Shane Sutton.

Lancaster endured a torrid World Cup on home soil
Lancaster endured a torrid World Cup on home soil
Image: Andrew Matthews

FORMER ENGLAND RUGBY coach Stuart Lancaster has been named on an independent review panel to investigate the culture at the elite level of British Cycling.

The review, commissioned by UK Sport and British Cycling, was brought about by claims of sexism from sprint cyclist Jess Varnish, who says technical director Shane Sutton advised her to ‘go and have a baby’ after she failed to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Lancaster, who was succeeded in the England setup by Grand Slam-winning coach Eddie Jones, will by joined on the panel by lawyer John Mehrzad, hockey international Annie Panter with British Rowing boss Anna-Marie Phelps chairing the review.

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