CA response to UCI decision on USADA case
Cycling Australia has welcomed the confirmation by the International Cycling Union (UCI) that it will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and that it will recognise the sanctions the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has put forward after the investigation into doping practices by Lance Armstrong.
The UCI has stated it will ban Armstrong from cycling and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles. The UCI also recognised the sanctions imposed upon the riders who testified against Armstrong.
In conjunction with the announcement UCI President Pat McQuaid has acknowledged the UCI will also consider what must be done to ensure something like this cannot happen in the future.
The UCI Management Committee will meet this Friday (26 October) and Cycling Australia urges the members of the committee to take the steps necessary to restore confidence in the sport.
Cycling Australia looks forward to working with our fellow national federations and the UCI to ensure appropriate measures are then implemented across the sport.