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Zorzoli to leave UCI

Mario Zorzoli with former UCI President Pat McQuaid

Mario Zorzoli with former UCI President Pat McQuaid

The UCI has confirmed that Dr. Mario Zorzoli will step down from his role as the Scientific Advisor and UCI doctor at the end of July.

Those allegations were without sufficient evidence, the CIRC Report later found, and Zorzoli was reinstated but UCI President Brian Cookson told Cyclingnews that Zorzoli would be moving on, nevertheless, although he stressed that the doctor would do so without any question mark surrounding his reputation.

"There's always some natural turn over in any organisation and we've had some coming and goings. You'd expect that when any new administration took over. We've got some great people there and we've always had that."

When asked if Zorzoli's move away from the UCI was the doctor's choice, Cookson said: “Ultimately yes, and it works for him and us. There’s no stain on his reputation. Mario has resigned and we wish him well for the future.” 

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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.