Bitter UCI Race For Cycling Hot Seat Approaching Finish

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 26, 2013 (AFP) - Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) holds its presidential election. Barely a year after disgraced American Lance Armstrong was banned for life for doping, cycling is about to elect a leader it … [Read more...]

UCI Presidency Duel To Cast Shadow Over The Rainbow Jersey

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 23, 2013 (AFP) - The battle for cycling's prestigious rainbow jersey could be overshadowed at the world road championships this week by a duel between the men bidding to lead the sport into a new, doping-free era. A little over a year after the Lance Armstrong affair left cycling in tatters, incumbent International Cycling Union … [Read more...]

UCI Chief Pat McQuaid Loses The Swiss Backing

LAUSANNE, Canton of Vaud, Aug 21, 2013 (AFP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid received a blow Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy. Irishman McQuaid had already seen his homeland remove their support for him but then thought he been granted a reprieve when the Swiss … [Read more...]

UCI Backs Independent Audit On ‘Lance Armstrong Years’

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LAUSANNE, June 14, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has backed a proposal to carry out an independent audit of its role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that rocked the sport. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement on Thursday evening that its management committee approved the idea continued talks on their handling of the Texan rider with the World … [Read more...]

Swiss Federation To Support McQuaid Re-election

LAUSANNE, May 16, 2013 (AFP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid can count on the support of the Swiss federation in his bid for re-election, the sport's global governing body said Thursday. Controversial figure McQuaid is aiming for a third term in office when elections take place in September. The Swiss federation's endorsement has rescued McQuaid from a … [Read more...]

UCI To Appeal Puerto Blood Bags Decision

MADRID, May 10, 2013 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed on Friday they will appeal against the decision by a Spanish court to refuse access to more than 200 sachets of blood that were seized in the Operation Puerto case against disgraced Dr Eufemiano Fuentes. "The UCI can confirm that it will appeal the decision of the Madrid court of 29 April not to release to the … [Read more...]

Cycling And Anti Doping Bodies Announce Tour de France Deal

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PARIS, April 29, 2013 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Monday that it has agreed to cooperate fully with the French anti-doping body at this year's Tour de France. The two bodies had been at loggerheads since March's Paris-Nice race but have now found common ground ahead of the sport's glamour event. "The UCI and the independent Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation … [Read more...]

Armstrong Commission Halted As It Awaits UCI Files

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by Julian Guyer LONDON, Jan 25, 2013 (AFP) - An independent commission set up by the International Cycling Union following the Lance Armstrong scandal was suspended Friday after it emerged it had yet to receive a document from the sport's global governing body. "We have yet to receive any documents from the UCI," an initial procedural hearing in London was told by Guy Morpuss, … [Read more...]

Former Cycling Chief Hein Verbruggen Admits Riders Were Tipped Off

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THE HAGUE, Jan 23, 2013 (AFP) - The former head of world cycling on Wednesday said that the sport's governing body previously warned riders that they were at risk of failing drug tests but denied that there was every a cover-up of positive results. Hein Verbruggen was president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) when Lance Armstrong won seven, straight Tour de France titles that he … [Read more...]

Verbruggen Dismisses UCI-Armstrong Cover-Up

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THE HAGUE, Jan 19, 2013 - Former world cycling chief Hein Verbruggen has dismissed allegations that the sport's governing body covered up for Lance Armstrong after the shamed rider admitted doping in a television interview. The Dutchman, International Cycling Union president at the time of Armstrong's seven Tour de France wins between 1999 and 2005, told the ANP news agency on Friday … [Read more...]