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Cycling: Pat McQuaid backs investigation into UCI


The International Cycling Union president, Pat McQuaid, has insisted the world governing body will hold an independent study of its practices during confessed doper Lance Armstrong's years of dominance.

An independent commission was set up and disbanded by the UCI due to a dispute over an amnesty for witnesses. Yet McQuaid, seeking re-election for a third term as UCI president, pledged: "The UCI remains committed to an independent audit of the behaviour and practices of our organisation during the Armstrong years."