According to L'Equipe, the president of the French Federation of Cycling (FFC) Jean Pitallier called for the resignation from the UCI of Hein Verbruggen on Wednesday at the Federation's headquarters in Rosny-sous-Bois. Former UCI president Verbruggen was the man behind the creation of the ProTour. He still serves the UCI as vice-president along with Ray Godkin and Vladimir Holecek according to the UCI's website.
"It is necessary to draw the conclusions from the failure of ProTour," said Pitallier. "I ask that Hein Verbruggen, who is behind these problems, withdraw himself, just like his closest collaborators, and that he gives up his functions in cycling."
Pitallier's opinion of Verbruggen is not so different from that of Patrice Clerc, who implied in a past interview with Cyclingnews that Verbruggen was still very active behind the scenes.
Current UCI President Pat McQuaid was spared; no calls were made for his resignation.