Independent review launched at British Cycling following alleged "go and have a baby" remark

Jess Varnish has made claims about technical director Shane Sutton

Jess Varnish

Jess Varnish. Picture by: David Davies / PA Wire/Press Association Images

An independent review will be carried out at governing body British Cycling following allegations of discriminatory behaviour.

Jess Varnish has made claims about technical director Shane Sutton, alleging he told her to "go and have a baby".

Her contract hasn't been renewed by the organisation.

She says she wants to change its "treatment of women".

The review will be held in conjunction with government-backed agency UK Sport.

“Shane told everyone that my Rio 2016 dream was over before telling me. This is why I decided to speak out, I obviously no longer have anything to lose and can no longer trust Shane or those in charge at British Cycling to be fair," says Varnish.

"The comment that Shane Sutton told me 'to go and have a baby' is true. I stand by all my statements in the Daily Mail interview and have examples of other comments made to me during my time at British Cycling by Shane Sutton dating back many years."

You can read her full statement right here.