19 Oct 2012

Call for UCI boss to act on Armstrong affair or quit

6:10 am on 19 October 2012

There's been a call from a commercial partner of world cycling for the International Cycling Union's chief Pat McQuaid to immediately make clear the governing body's position on the Lance Armstrong doping affair or resign, to prevent the collapse of world cycling.

Australian Jaimie Fuller, whose SKINS company is a partner of the elite Rabobank team and Cycling Australia among others, has written an open letter to McQuaid warning of catastrophic consequences of the body's "inertia".

The UCI can either confirm Armstrong's life ban and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles or take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

They have until the end of this month to rule on the case.