Ian Drake: British Cycling chief executive to leave his position in April

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British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake will step down in April, BBC Sport understands.

The organisation is already searching for a replacement for performance director Shane Sutton, who left amid allegations of sexism, which he denies.

Drake has worked at the governing body since 1995, and became CEO in 2009.

His exit comes as British Cycling is under scrutiny from UK Anti-Doping (Ukad), which is investigating allegations of wrongdoing in cycling.

The claims surround therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), and the administering of medication to riders.

Team Sky are also under investigation, and their former rider Sir Bradley Wiggins, a Tour de France winner, has been criticised over his use of TUEs.

There is no suggestion British Cycling ,Team Sky or Wiggins have broken any rules.

More to follow.

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