BBC Sport - Jess Varnish was 'brave to speak out' over sexist comments - Jenny Copnall
Varnish ‘paid high price for speaking out'
- From the section Cycling
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.