McQuaid denies Rasmussen claims

UCI President Pat McQuaid

UCI President Pat McQuaid (Image credit: Gregor Brown)

UCI President Pat McQuaid has denied suggestions that the UCI influenced the Ceramica Flaminia team not to sign Danish rider Michael Rasmussen to the team. Speaking to Cyclingnews on Saturday, the Irishman said that claims by Rasmussen that he was on a ‘black list’ were untrue, as were suggestions by the team director Giuseppe Petito that the UCI’s ProTour manager Alain Rumpf put pressure on the team not to sign the climber.

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