UCI President Pat McQuaid has welcomed his endorsement by Swiss Cycling to stand again as a candidate for President of the UCI in September 2013.
Mr McQuaid said: âI am delighted that the board of Swiss Cycling has endorsed my nomination.â
He continued: âI put myself forward to serve another term as UCI President on my record of developing the sport throughout the world and on combating the scourge of doping in cycling.
âI have an ambitious agenda to continue developing the sport. I look forward to presenting myself for election with the support of Swiss Cycling and other federations worldwide.
âI took up residency in Switzerland in 2005 when I assumed the role of UCI President and I have had a long association with Swiss Cycling.
âIt has become clear that my nomination in Ireland has been politicised by a small group of people.
However, I have received a wealth of letters from national federations all around the world urging me to stand for President again and I strongly believe that it should be for our national federations around the world to decide democratically on their next president.â
UCI Press Service