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eddiepliers 04-06-13 02:37 PM

Out with Pat McQuaid. UCI license holders forbidden to ride in unsanctioned events.
 
What is this??

http://m.cyclingnews.com/news/any-uc...cling#previous

Zinger 04-06-13 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by eddiepliers (Post 15477714)

That is probably because unsanctioned events have no doping controls and history has proven that if there aren't controls, or if the controls are inadequate, then everybody is likely to juice up. Just like in boxing, if there aren't controls then it's safest to assume that your opponent is juicing.

McQuaid is under enough pressure from the reformers as it is and the UCI is probably not only going to have to stop sweeping this under the rug in sanctioned events, but to make all appearances of joining every anti-doping effort as well, and this is probably just one of those efforts.

Caretaker 04-07-13 02:24 AM

What's the point of rules if you don't enforce them?

bigfred 04-07-13 01:41 PM

I doubt it has much to do with doping controls, and more to do with 'encouraging' events organizers to pay UCI fees.

Zinger 04-08-13 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bigfred (Post 15480903)
I doubt it has much to do with doping controls, and more to do with 'encouraging' events organizers to pay UCI fees.

That could possibly be the deciding factor. Lack of doping controls would at least be one of their excuses. I don't know what their fees would amount to.
Obviously they don't like being left out.

bigfred 04-08-13 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Zinger (Post 15483286)
That could possibly be the deciding factor. Lack of doping controls would at least be one of their excuses. I don't know what their fees would amount to.
Obviously they don't like being left out.

This isn't a new situation. Back in the USCF days licensed riders were not allowed to participate in unsactioned events. State Games and other events often had quite a list of fictitious riders on results page.

Zinger 04-08-13 10:34 PM

Well here's an opinion piece on the UCI's decision:

UCI forbidden race rule is unworkable for North american mountain bike racing

I haven't had time to read it yet as I'm on my work break, but thought it might be of interest.

barnabyjames 04-10-13 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by bigfred (Post 15483423)
This isn't a new situation. Back in the USCF days licensed riders were not allowed to participate in unsactioned events. State Games and other events often had quite a list of fictitious riders on results page.

Just of of curiosity(been a bit out of the loop, so my apologies for asking), what exactly happened to the USCF, did they disband or morph into something else entirely? Thank you

canam73 04-10-13 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by barnabyjames (Post 15492765)
Just of of curiosity(been a bit out of the loop, so my apologies for asking), what exactly happened to the USCF, did they disband or morph into something else entirely? Thank you

Reformed in 1995 as USA Cycling.


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