Slevin to become British Cycling independent chairman

Postado Janeiro 12, 2018

Chris Froome is available for selection despite being asked by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to explain elevated levels of salbutamol found in his urine, say British Cycling. If he fails to prove his innocence, he faces the possibility of a ban and his Vuelta title being stripped.

Last June a controversial independent review of British Cycling into claims of bullying and discrimination concluded "good governance was lacking" and a "culture of fear" existed.

Stokes was eventually not called up with the CPS yet to decide whether to prosecute a complaint of actual bodily harm.

"When we approach a race where we're looking at selection decisions, we'll have a choice to make at that point".

Froome's test was leaked in December and Harrington explained these cases are usually dealt with in private and many are resolved without sanction. All the expert thought on the type of clinical work that would need to be done to replicate the conditions for that finding [are that] it could take some months of laboratory work. "With any athlete we take into consideration their current status".

Slevin, meanwhile, said he hoped "on a personal level" that Froome would be able to demonstrate why his salbutamol levels were so high.

Slevin, who will continue to be the retail giant's executive chair, replaces Jonathan Browning, who chose not to stand for re-election past year.

Slevin's role at British Cycling will be part-time and unpaid.

Slevin said: "It is a great privilege to have been chosen to support the leadership team in British Cycling as we look to a new era for the sport and for every cyclist in the country".

Slevin said he hoped for a "bright line start" which will leave the past behind and look to the future.

One of the 54-year-old's former jobs was with British Cycling's main sponsor HSBC in the United States and Asia but he has also held senior roles with retailers Brookstone and Hamleys. So I think responsibility needs to be taken for that.