Cycling Ireland is to meet for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the nomination of Pat McQuaid for another term.

The body has called the meeting to allow its members to vote on whether McQuaid should be nominated for the upcoming UCI presidential election.

There had been an outcry when Cycling Ireland backed McQuaid for a third term as head of the UCI earlier this month. Six of the seven board members voted in favour of his proposal.

Vice-chairman Anthony Moran did not vote for McQuaid’s nomination and resigned following the meeting.

Moran subsequently appealed the nomination, stating that the rules for and regulations of Cycling Ireland were not observed during the meeting.

Moran’s complaint was upheld and at the EGM the board’s members will vote on whether McQuaid should be backed or not.

“I’m very happy that they’ve made a very hard decision to hand it back over to the grass roots,” said Moran after Friday night’s turnaround. “You have to take your hat off to them for having the courage to do it.”