Sutton to challenge British Cycling verdict

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Shane Sutton is confident he will successfully appeal against British Cycling's verdict that he was guilty of inappropriate and discriminatory language.

British Cycling suspended its technical director Sutton in April after the governing body launched an internal investigation following allegations made by Jess Varnish.

Varnish claimed Australian told her to "go and have a baby" after she was dropped from the Great Britain team following her failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

The 25-year-old also claims Sutton told her she was "too old" and "not worth wasting UK Sport's money" along with other comments dating back "many years".

British Cycling last month upheld those allegations, but Sutton is determined to clear his name.

"I can categorically state I never made those comments I was originally alleged to have made." Sutton told Sky Sports News HQ

"I'm pretty sure people will be sitting back going 'well, he's going to appeal' - which is going to happen now.

"I will take it from there. I will produce the evidence. Everything comes out in the dirty washing. I am quite sure the evidence this time will prevail and I will win."