17 May 2013

McQuaid wants another term as UCI president

5:40 am on 17 May 2013

International cycling's controversial president Pat McQuaid wants a third term in charge of the UCI and he's been endorsed by the Swiss federation.

The Irishman, who is a Swiss resident, gained the nomination after Cycling Ireland withdrew its backing for his presidential bid last month.

McQuaid's future has been clouded since the US Anti-Doping Agency report last year which led to Lance Armstrong being banned for life from cycling and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

USADA said the UCI helped cover up some suspicious samples from the American.