Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of "a witch hunt" and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid.
An inquiry team probing the role of cycling`s leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport`s global governing body UCI said on Wednesday.
Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), said on Wednesday that cyclocross could make the transition from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Games.
A three-man independent panel will investigate cycling`s doping past, including allegations the sport`s governing body colluded with Lance Armstrong.
International Cycling Union (UCI) chief Pat McQuaid failed to win nomination for re-election as president following a secret ballot at the UCI congress on Friday.
Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when UCI holds its presidential election.
Cycling is on the road to recovery from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal but a good season for the sport has been overshadowed by a bitter presidency campaign.
UCI president Pat McQuaid received a blow on Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy.
The International Cycling Union has dissolved its independent commission that was probing the high profile Armstrong doping scandal citing loss of confidence as the reason.
International Cycling Union (UCI) president, Pat McQuaid has slammed Lance Armstrong doping scandal’s whistle-blowers Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton as scumbags.
Day in Pics: 30th January
Showbiz World - January 30, 2015