UCI Did Nothing To Fight Doping Says USADA Tygart

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

PARIS, April 25, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body, the UCI, has contributed nothing to the fight against doping in the sport, the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency told the French Senate on Thursday. Travis Tygart, giving evidence under oath to a Senate commission on doping, said the UCI "did everything to put obstacles in our way" over the Lance Armstrong affair. He … [Read more...]

IOC Have Confidence In UCI Chief Pat McQuaid, says Rogge

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb 13, 2013 (AFP) - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge reiterated his confidence in under-fire International Cycling Union chief (UCI) Pat McQuaid on Wednesday. McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen have been in the spotlight ever since the Lance Armstrong doping scandal with pressure on them to clarify how much they knew and whether or … [Read more...]

WADA Slams UCI Over Closing The Armstrong Doping Hearing

LONDON, Jan 29, 2013 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused cycling's world governing body of "deceit" on Tuesday following its decision to disband its own independent commission into the Lance Armstrong drugs scandal. WADA's damning criticism of the International Cycling Union (UCI) came as the independent commission itself issued a statement Tuesday saying a lack … [Read more...]

Armstrong Commission Halted As It Awaits UCI Files

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...]

Pat McQuaid Steps Down From IOC 2020 Bid Team

LAUSANNE, Jan 23, 2013 - Embattled cycling chief Pat McQuaid stepped down from the IOC body evaluating candidate cities for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday as the fallout from the Lance Armstrong scandal took another twist. International Cycling Union (UCI) president McQuaid said he was unable to join his colleagues evaluating Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul -- the three cities bidding to … [Read more...]

LeMond “Arrogant” To Want To Run UCI, Says McQuaid

Greg Lemond

AIGLE, Switzerland, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Greg LeMond was "arrogant" in offering to act as interim president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) should incumbent Pat McQuaid give in to calls for his resignation, McQuaid has told AFP. "Greg was a great cyclist who I've known since the time when I was the organiser of the Tour of Ireland back in the … [Read more...]

Greg LeMond To Challenge For UCI Top Job

Greg Lemond

PARIS, Dec 3, 2012 (AFP) - Former three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond said on Monday that he is prepared to challenge for the top job in world cycling as the sport battles to recover from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Asked whether he was prepared to run for president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) against incumbent Pat McQuaid, who has faced numerous calls … [Read more...]

Journalist Kimmage Lodges UCI Criminal Complaint

PARIS, Nov 1, 2012 - Former cyclist turned journalist Paul Kimmage has started criminal proceedings against International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid and honorary president Hein Verbruggen. The move, announced by Kimmage on Twitter on Thursday, counters the defamation case the two cycling officials are themselves taking against Kimmage who has been a constant critic of the … [Read more...]

LeMond Calls On ‘Corrupt’ UCI Chief To Step Down

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has dubbed Pat McQuaid the "epitome of corruption" in urging him to quit as head of world cycling's governing body the UCI in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping affair. "I want to tell the world of cycling to please join me in telling Pat McQuaid to resign," LeMond said on his Facebook page. "I have never seen such an abuse of … [Read more...]

Cycling Chiefs Cast Out Armstrong As Ban Is Confirmed

by Justin Davis GENEVA, Oct 22, 2012 (AFP) - Disgraced Lance Armstrong's fate was sealed on Monday, as cycling's under-fire world governing body decided to back a life ban for doping and strip him of his record seven Tour de France titles. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said it supported the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase the rider's entire career after … [Read more...]