Varnish wins right to appeal case against British Cycling

Jess Varnish (Great Britain) on the start line of her sprint 1/8 final race.
(Image credit: Gerry McManus)

Former British Cycling sprinter Jess Varnish will head back to court in May after the Employment Appeals Tribunal ruled that she has a full right to appeal the body's decision against her in January.

Varnish, who was dropped from the high performance programme before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been fighting to be declared an employee of British Cycling or UK Sport which would open doors for her to sue the federation for unfair dismissal.

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