Hoy has "no confidence" in UCI top-brass

Kilo Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy has criticised the UCI's decision to drop two track events...

Kilo Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy has criticised the UCI's decision to drop two track events from the Beijing Olympics. He said the UCI "supported road at track's expense".

In The Herald newspaper Hoy said: "Simon Clegg, chief executive of the British Olympic Association, told me there's nothing more they can do. The BOA put substantial pressure on the International Olympic Committee, but the IOC told the UCI it was up to them.

"It has caused me to lose confidence in the people who run cycling, and I don't believe it's in the best interests of the sport. It was down to what individuals wanted, and they have supported road at track's expense, even though road stands alone outside the Olympics. I have no complaint about BMX [which the Kilo has made way for], but all the Kilo competitors are already at the Olympics. So are the officials. It's only saved the cost of three medals.

"Initially it was a body-blow. I was almost in denial, thinking this could not happen, but as time went on I realised there was no point sitting moaning about it. I had to move on."

Courtesy of Carlton Reid, Bikebiz.com

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