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Ashenden, Kimmage, Walsh head UCI protest group

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Cycling News
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November 27, 2012, 23:33,
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November 27, 2012, 23:33
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First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tygart to speak at London summit

Pressure on the UCI continues to mount in the wake of the US Postal Doping scandal with some of the sport’s most vocal critics joining forces under the banner of 'Change Cycling Now'.

Fronting the group is Skins Chairman, Jaimie Fuller who says that Change Cycling Now represents the feelings of "thousands of people" with a summit set for next week in London.

"It would be easy to sit around and criticise and accuse, but we shall be discussing positive ways to effect the future with changes that can move us back towards a sport that has integrity and is also clean and credible," explained Fuller in a press release. "I am in no doubt that this group also represents the millions of cycling fans who share the views of those who will be around the table. We will also be exploring ways to ensure that these fans can join with us to send an unequivocal message to the UCI and its officers that the current approach is simply not good enough."

Fuller will be joined by Dr. Michael Ashenden, respected journalists Paul Kimmage and David Walsh, along with Professor for sports and physical education Antoine Vayer.

United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart has confirmed his appearance via teleconference from the US.

The two-day summit, which begins on Sunday, December 2, will aim to "discuss a roadmap for global change, including the requirement for a fundamental shift in cycling's world governance and the implementation of independent anti-doping controls."

 

Tideplay1 More than 1 year ago
This is exactly what we need. These are the truth tellers. These people have integrity. Zero corruption. Zero power mongers. Zero bureaucratic fiefdom seekers. Love of the sport. Lets listen to them. It is not true that cheats frauds and serial dopers make the best managers. And they take spots away from those who have the guts and a hold on their greed.
RobbieCanuck More than 1 year ago
I agree wholeheartedly with the aim of CCN, but as a former defence lawyer I am concerned the current mood and emotion of those policing the sport will cause the pendulum to swing too far from the need to preserve due process. The present rules which presume guilt are difficult enough for the suspect to challenge, but creating draconian strict liability without resort to fairness in the process is unacceptable.