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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Originally Posted by Jed19
Just think of the fact that doping in pro cycling was out of control under Verbruggen and McQuaid, and that fact alone necesissated a new leadership for the UCI. Tyler Hamilton stated in his book that Lance got the UCI to come after him, and I won't be at all surprised if some shady stuff were to be exposed later.
Verbruggen and McQuaid just reeked of corruption. And we should not forget that McQuaid tried to scuttle the USADA investigation.
Yeah I think the days are done when you could just sweep this under the rug from lack of confidence in being able to control it as it was in the past. There are, in fact conflicts of interest in the UCI handling anti-doping functions when keeping sponsors on makes sweeping it under the rug a more attractive option.
It's time to try and put some of this cynicism about doping in the sport to rest with some stringent independent
controls that leave less room for even the appearance of corruption......I don't think McQuaid quite knows what time it is in that regard.
Just that factor alone justifies the change in leadership, imo.
Last edited by Zinger; 10-14-13 at 02:23 AM.