Statement Regarding Women's Team Pursuit Coach Andy Sparks


USA Cycling confirmed today that Andy Sparks was accused of actions that violated USA Cycling's SafeSport and employment policies. The complaint was focused on a pattern of behavior over time amounting to a violation of our athlete protection policies concerning emotional abuse and bullying – not physical or sexual abuse.  USA Cycling will not accept misconduct of any kind and as per our SafeSport policies a full independent investigation process was initiated as soon as the issue was raised to USA Cycling.  Based on our learnings from the investigation and subsequent discussions with Andy Sparks, USA Cycling has determined it is no longer in the best interest of USA Cycling for him to continue in our program.  Because this case encompasses employment issues, USA Cycling will adhere to its longstanding policy of not providing any additional details or otherwise commenting on this confidential matter.

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