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Cycling Ireland agree to McQuaid nomination

Updated: Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 12:57 | Comments

Pat McQuaid will run for a third term as UCI president
Pat McQuaid will run for a third term as UCI president

By Tadhg Peavoy

Cycling Ireland has agreed to nominate current UCI president Pat McQuaid for a third term in the role.

The Cycling Ireland board has also requested that McQuaid put forward several motions on governance to the UCI management committee, which would in turn be considered for discussion at the 2013 UCI Congress.

Cycling Ireland wants to see an independent review of the system of internal controls and processes at the UCI, with the findings to be published and the recommendations implemented.

They also desire an engagement with stakeholders to rewrite the existing governance code and the code of ethics, as set out in the UCI constitution.

In a change which could affect McQuaid's third term in office, Cycling Ireland also wish to a limitation on the period for which a president or vice-president can serve in the UCI - effective after the 2013 Congress.

The maximum number of terms would be two four-year terms. In addition, no president, vice president or management committee member can serve the UCI for more than 16 years in total over their life time, in any capacity - paid, voluntary or other.

Finally, Cycling Ireland suggest that co-opted management committee members are permitted to vote on all matters which management committee members are entitled to vote.

McQuaid commented : "I am delighted and honoured that the board of Cycling Ireland has endorsed my nomination as a candidate for the presidency of the UCI in September 2013.

"I put myself forward to serve another term as UCI president on my record of developing the sport throughout the world and on combating the scourge of doping in cycling.

"I engaged thoroughly with board members on both subjects and I welcome their recognition of my achievements and their confidence in me as UCI president.

"The board has requested that I raise certain concerns on governance issues with the UCI Management Committee and I have undertaken to do so.

"I have set an ambitious agenda to continue developing the sport and to ensure that it remains at the forefront of the fight against doping in sport.

"I look forward to presenting myself for election with the support of my national federation and other federations worldwide."

Quotes courtesy of the Press Association.

@TPeavoy

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