Manifesto for cleaner cycling
UCI announces 'Four Pillars of Cycling' for Stakeholder Consultation… fans get a say too through Facebook & Twitter
The UCI has published a document outlining what it calls the 'Four Pillars' of cycling which will form the basis of its recently announced stakeholder consultation. The topics, each of which will also consider the wider issue of the governance of the sport, are Globalisation, Anti-Doping, Riders, and Sports Calendar. Fans will get to have their say too, through Twitter and Facebook, says the UCI, which has also revealed that auditors KPMG have been instructed to carry out an independent review of the organisation's own governance.
Legendary Italian framebuilder Ernesto Colnago has warned that cycling is “destroying” itself in the fallout from the Lance Armstrong affair and is calling for a life ban for riders caught using performance enhancing substances.
Meanwhile Fausto Pinarello, who runs his family business which supplies frames to Team Sky and Movistar has stopped short of calling for such extreme measures, but has said that the battle against doping must start at youth level, including the coaches and parents of young riders.
Five major European newspapers – The Times, Belgium’s Het Nieuwsblad and Le Soir, French title L’Equipe and Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport – have today joined launched a ‘Manifesto for credible cycling’ in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal and ahead of the conclusion of the Padova enquiry in Italy and next year’s Operacion Puerto trial in Spain.