Cycling chief warns the sport risks becoming a 'travesty' and 'fraud'
October 22, 2007
PARIS (AP) -- The head of cycling's governing body warns that the sport risks becoming a "travesty" and "fraud" unless it unites to fight doping.
In a conference attended by the sport's divided leadership, International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid urged colleagues Monday to move past their differences and recognize that the survival of cycling is at stake.
"We are here because we share a common determination to stamp out doping in our sport," said McQuaid, who has been criticized by Tour de France and anti-doping officials. "There's been so much background noise in recent years, the fact that we all still agree on one major objective is a good start for this meeting."
"Either we fix this beyond doubt or cycling as we have known it -- in all its glory -- will become a travesty of a sport, a fraud for the public, and a shame for us in this room." he added.the rest is here.