The former Olympic track cyclist @JessVarnish lost her employment tribunal appeal recently:

It doesn’t seem right that the complex legal case should hinge on whether she was technically “employed” by British Cycling/UK Sport, or not; and not the core issues of sexism and bullying.

The ramifications of this case have been far-reaching. The way top-level high-performance athletes are coached has changed. These changes in approach have been mainly due to Jessica Varnish speaking out.

It’s not fair that Jess has been hung out to dry and she’d have every right to feel very bitter. I hope she doesn’t.