KPMG to Review UCI Governance

By Community | December 13, 2012

The UCI has instructed auditors KPMG to carry out a review of its governance in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.

The audit was announced as cycling’s world governing body revealed discussion topics for a consultation exercise titled ‘A Bright Future for Cycling’, which will take place early next year.

A UCI statement read: “The UCI has also engaged the international auditors KPMG to carry out a review of the governance of the UCI, as well as that of the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), reporting back in time for its findings to be debated in the consultation process.”

The UCI and its leadership – particularly president Pat McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen – has been heavily criticised for numerous perceived failings after the scale of doping at Armstrong’s United States Postal Service team was revealed by an United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) investigation.

Armstrong, who declined to co-operate with USADA, was banned for life and stripped of all results since 1 August, 1998, including seven Tour de France titles, following a scandal which continues to send shockwaves through the sport.