A British Olympic cyclist has been arrested on suspicion of rape and indecent assault.
The ex-athlete reportedly held a prominent position in professional cycling after retiring from competition.
Apparently this has led him to work with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Police confirmed that the suspect had been released on bail while investigations into the allegations were ongoing.
For legal reasons, the name of the driver may not be disclosed.
A British Cycling spokesman said: “Abuse of any kind has no place in sport.
“We urge anyone who has concerns about non-recent or current abuse to raise them either directly with the British Cycling Safeguarding Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via the NSPCC’s free and independent helpline on 0800 614 458.”
It comes after a boom period for British cycling, which saw stars like Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy winning multiple Olympic medals, appears to have stalled.
The governing body lost its title sponsor HSBC in December 2021 after the bank called off its deal four years ahead of schedule.
Last month, the organization faced criticism from eco-activists for signing a deal with energy giant Shell until 2030.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6836274/british-olympic-cyclist-arrested-rape-indecent-assault/ The British cyclist was arrested on suspicion of rape and indecent assault