Reports in the Media , indicate that you , Cycling Ireland , will be hearing Pat Mc Quaid speak about Cycling Ireland proposing him for his third term as President of UCI ! Just about any Cycling fan , WORLDWIDE ; will tell you , that they have reservations about his suitability for this Post ! In fact , had this Man any conscience , he would have either stood down whilst the " UCIIC " , conducted their investigation , as a result of his setting them in place , OR he would have resigned , in recognition of his " Conflicts of Interest "!
Not being a member of your Federation , i can only offer my observations , however , being born in Dublin and living in Europe , i feel that i have an interest in the outcome of your deliberations . I am led to believe there is an Australian on your board , Vern Power ? No doubt he has expressed his opinion , and as i am led to believe , has Dr. Conor Mc Grane ? Reading a number of Reports , there are suggestions , that the board of Cycling Ireland are not unanimously in agreement , about nominating Pat Mc Quaid for continuing in the post of President at the UCI .
With the controversies created by the USADA investigation that led to the " Life Time Ban on Lance Armstrong " , there appears to be many issues requiring further investigation !
Further to this issue , there is the matter of the " Information passed to Swiss Authorities " , by Paul Kimmage in November 2012 ! During the period 1990 through to current times , YOU , like other Cycling Fans and Cycling Stakeholders , will have been aware of the amount of information , that Paul Kimmage has published in respect of the " Doping Conspiracies " in Cycling Sport !
May i venture to add my support to the call for Cycling Ireland to hold an " EGM ", thus giving the FULL MEMBERSHIP , the opportunity to voice their opinion as to the acceptability of Cycling Ireland , nominating Par Mc Quaid , once again ?
Should you have any doubt of the feelings of Cycling Fans in respect of Pat Mc Quaid , you would do well to view " Cycling News Forum " threads listed below !
Further to this site, you will see other forums voicing their opinion also !
With April 12th , fast approaching , WE , The Cycling Fans , are hoping that Cycling Ireland will OPT to have an EGM ! Should you do so , you will see the level of discontent with the UCI .
When you look at today's media reports about the controversy surfacing in respect of rule " 1.2.019 ", currently causing concern in USA Cycling , then add this , to all the other unresolved issues , you will see what a quagmire , Cycling Sport , finds itself bogged down in !
Skippy Mc Carthy
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