BBC Sport - Jess Varnish was 'brave to speak out' over sexist comments - Jenny Copnall

Varnish ‘paid high price for speaking out'

Former British mountain bike champion Jenny Copnall has praised Jess Varnish for raising concerns about sexism at British Cycling – saying the rider was "very brave to speak out".

An investigation by British Cycling found its former technical director, Shane Sutton, used sexist language towards the 25-year-old. She says the Australian told her to "go have a baby", which he denies.

Copnall, who is now a coach, said: "I have always experienced a degree of discrimination as a result of speaking out.

"There has been a culture that hasn’t been conducive to being very inclusive."

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Saturday 29 October 2016.

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