UCI & Verbruggen sue Pound

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and Hein Verbruggen, UCI vice-president, have filed a lawsuit against Richard Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) before Swiss courts. The UCI and Verbruggen allege that Pound made "continual injurious and biased comments against the UCI and Mr. Verbruggen, in the context of the efforts made by them to eradicate doping from the sport", according to a press release.

Indeed, Pound has publicly questioned the extent of the UCI's efforts in the fight against doping on several occasions.

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