There is a bizarre rumor that Lance is going to buy Le Tour de France. Now normally I'd ignore this as silly season empty paper talk. But this, I'm scared to say, has the ring of truth, not because LA is involved, oh no, the reason it looks like a possibility to me is the involvement of Hein Verbruggen. I'd rate the LA inspired takeover of Le TdF as possibly one of the worst things ever to happen to the sport, I haven't got a concrete reason (I'll work that one out tonight). You see disasters...Read Full Story
The International Cycling Union (UCI) Hein Verbruggen and former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound said Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit over allegedly injurious comments by Pound.Verbruggen and Pound released a joint statement closing the litigation in a Swiss court over comments by the outspoken Canadian founding head of WADA.Verbruggen and Pound often clashed when they were both in office and Pound was vocal in questioning the UCI's efforts in tackling doping at...Read Full Story
UCI head Patrick McQuaid steps down from International Olympic Committee positionFrom Reuters:
The IOC says that it was a problem of time, but as UCI leader Patrick McQuaid deals with a hailstorm of controversy at the home office, I can’t help but think that this is the sporting version of a corporate CEO stepping down to “spend more time with his family” or “pursuing other opportunities”. Is this a step towards resignation from the UCI itself?
International Cycling Union (UCI) chief Pat...Read Full Story
Hein Verbruggen Issues Statement Hein Verbruggen has issued the following statement:
I vehemently protest against the article in De Telegraaf of Thursday morning by Raymond Kerckhoffs and Hans Ruggenberg. That article wrongly suggests that I would have stated that notwithstanding the USADA file there is no evidence against Lance Armstrong. I made no statement at all on this subject. The heading above the article is absolutely wrong and misleading.
While giving the impression that it is...Read Full Story
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