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Moran resigns after voting against McQuaid

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
April 16, 2013, 14:36 BST,
Updated:
April 16, 2013, 15:45 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
UCI President Pat McQuaid at the UCI headquarters in Aigle

UCI President Pat McQuaid at the UCI headquarters in Aigle

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Only member of Cycling Ireland to vote against McQuaid steps down

Anthony Moran, the only member of Cycling Ireland management board not to back Pat McQuaid’s presidential campaign at the UCI, has resigned from his post.

Moran was the only member of a seven-body panel to turn down McQuaid’s request for support – a necessary step in McQuaid’s campaign stipulated that he needed the support of his national federation in order to seek a third term as the UCI President. The election of a president will take place in September and McQuaid is the only candidate currently in the running.

Cycling Ireland voted 5-1 in favour of supporting McQuaid’s controversial bid, with one member of the panel abstaining from the vote, which took place on Friday evening.

In statement released on the Cycling Ireland website, the federation said, “Cycling Ireland today has accepted the resignation of Anthony Moran from the Board of Cycling Ireland. Moran, who was Vice-President of the Board, has been an active Board member since his election in 2009, and Cycling Ireland would like to acknowledge his work, specifically in the area of High Performance and Development.”

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