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Moran resigns after voting against McQuaid

UCI President Pat McQuaid at the UCI headquarters in Aigle

UCI President Pat McQuaid at the UCI headquarters in Aigle (Image credit: AFP)

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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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.