“Independent” Cycling Commission was “HandcuffedBy Michael Frank on January 30th, 2013
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) CEO Travis Tygart, a.k.a., the guy who caught Lance, has called a decision by the UCI to kill its very own Independent Commission to report on allegations of corruption and doping in the sport nakedly self-protective. “The UCI blindfolded and handcuffed its Independent Commission and now hopes the world will look the other way while the UCI attempts to insert itself into the investigation into the role it played in allowing the doping culture to flourish,” Tygart said. What does Tygart really think about the UCI? “It is clear that the UCI cannot be allowed to script its own self-interested outcome in [an effort to clean up the sport].” Oh, and for good measure, the body that overseas what sports are allowed in the Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), called UCI’s decision “unilateral and arrogant.” It’s looking increasingly likely that the Lance fiasco will also bring down the entire cycling governing body. Via Cyclingnews.com.
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