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UCI to launch consultation with cycling stakeholders

Pat McQuaid answers questions

Pat McQuaid answers questions
(Image credit: AFP)

Hot on the heels of their announcement that John Coates, the President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), will recommend members for their Independent Commission, the UCI has proposed a separate project to gather ideas for the future of cycling.

UCI President Pat McQuaid announced that the ‘wide ranging consultation would include all of the sport’s stakeholders. Although he did not specify as to who they were he said that the consultation would run separately to the Independent Commission. Any respected commission is likely to include representatives from the professional teams, sponsors, and anti-doping agencies.

The consultation will come into effect in the Spring of 2013 and according to a UCI press release will, "look to the future of the sport – and discuss how to bring in lasting improvements to tackle issues of concern within cycling and work together to build a bright future."

Pat McQuaid said: "All stakeholders will be invited to participate in this consultation exercise, which will also look at measures to continue the process of globalising the sport, encourage even wider participation and ways to make the sport even more interesting for spectators."