Varnish loses employment tribunal appeal in British Cycling case

during Day Three of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the National Velodrome on February 20, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Jess Varnish has lost her appeal against an employment tribunal ruling and will therefore be unable to take further action against British Cycling.

The former track sprinter returned to the tribunal in May to appeal the original ruling, which considered she was not technically an employee of the sport’s governing body, nor of UK Sport, the body which allocates lottery funding for Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.