Pat McQuaid Looks to Build Bright Future for UCI Despite Calls for Resignation

By Community | December 4, 2012

Pat McQuaid, arthritis president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) has vowed to continue to improve the sport, despite calls for his job and challenge for his role.

A day after a meeting of pressure group Change Cycling Now called for a change of leadership and saw three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond offer his services as an interim president of the UCI, McQuaid launched the first phase of a stakeholder consultation.

All of those involved in the sport, from riders to industry representatives and anti-doping organisations, have until next Monday to respond to a letter from the UCI.

McQuaid said: “We will work together to tackle issues of concern and build a bright future for cycling.

“We will look at how we can continue the process of globalising cycling, encourage wider participation and make the sport even more interesting for spectators.”

The consultation, which will take place in early 2013, is completely separate from the external independent commission, which is charged with looking into the issues and allegations contained in the United States Anti-Doping Agency decision relating to the Lance Armstrong affair.