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Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Postboxer » 27 Apr 2016, 9:57am

Time to beg for Sir Dave Brailsford to come back to oversee things til Rio? Much as he oversaw the World Championships a couple of years ago.

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Norman H » 27 Apr 2016, 10:31am

Some words of wisdom as ever from Nicole Cooke here.

British cycling could do a lot worse than to offer her a job.

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Vorpal » 27 Apr 2016, 11:00am

Norman H wrote:Some words of wisdom as ever from Nicole Cooke here.

British cycling could do a lot worse than to offer her a job.

I would love to see that, but that is about as likely as the FA offering her a job. The statements issued by BC make it clear that they have done nothing but miss the point.
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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Tacascarow » 27 Apr 2016, 5:58pm

If it's true that he called paralympians 'gimps' & 'wobblies' as reported then good riddance as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Postboxer » 27 Apr 2016, 9:05pm

He has now quit, I hope it doesn't affect Rio too much.

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby DaveGos » 27 Apr 2016, 10:47pm

Shane Sutton is a 58 year old ex aussie pro. He is obviously a great coach for many , but to .expect him to buy into the modern equality principles is counter to everything he would of been conditioned to in the first 30 years of his life. I dont understand why BC have no female coaches

Nicole Cooke as much as I admire her would be a disaster , she never got along with the others, in her Biog she singles out Sutton and had alot of problems with him. The Varnish situation was a chance for her to come up with her accusations against him again

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Vorpal » 28 Apr 2016, 6:45am

DaveGos wrote:Shane Sutton is a 58 year old ex aussie pro. He is obviously a great coach for many , but to .expect him to buy into the modern equality principles is counter to everything he would of been conditioned to in the first 30 years of his life. I dont understand why BC have no female coaches

Nicole Cooke as much as I admire her would be a disaster , she never got along with the others, in her Biog she singles out Sutton and had alot of problems with him. The Varnish situation was a chance for her to come up with her accusations against him again

And why do you think she might have had problems with Shane Sutton?
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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Norman H » 28 Apr 2016, 10:44am

DaveGos wrote:


Shane Sutton is a 58 year old ex aussie pro. He is obviously a great coach for many , but to .expect him to buy into the modern equality principles is counter to everything he would of been conditioned to in the first 30 years of his life.


Shane Sutton may be a dinosaur from another age but that doesn't excuse his behaviour. More to the point, if you and I can see it, why couldn't the management at BC.

I don't think you can just dismiss Nicole Cooke's comments as sour grapes.

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Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Paulatic » 28 Apr 2016, 10:48am

I think this captures the situation well
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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby TrevA » 28 Apr 2016, 1:06pm

Paulatic wrote:I think this captures the situation well
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Not quite as simple as that - Jo Rowsell and Laura Trott have said that they've not had any issues with him. One of the male BMXers says that Sutton made his life a misery.

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Re: Shane Sutton suspended.

Postby Paulatic » 28 Apr 2016, 3:15pm

Pete Kennaugh looked to be filling the vacancy. Then felt the need to delete his Twitter account.
His CV has been saved for posterity though.
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