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Cycling Ireland board member resigns after opposing Pat McQuaid nomination

Anthony Moran was the Vice-President of Cycling Ireland and has been a board member since 2009.

Pat McQuaid.
Pat McQuaid.
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CYCLING IRELAND VICE-President Anthony Moran, who voted against Pat McQuaid’s nomination for re-election as UCI President last Friday, has resigned from his position.

Cycling Ireland confirmed today that they have accepted Moran’s resignation and acknowledged his work for the sporting body.

Moran has been a member of the Cycling Ireland Board since 2009.

He was the only one of the six board members not to endorse McQuaid’s nomination as the UCI President seeks a third term in September’s election.

The Cycling Ireland statement in full reads:

“Cycling Ireland today has accepted the resignation of Anthony Moran from the Board of Cycling Ireland.

“Moran, who was Vice-President of the Board, has been an active Board member since his election in 2009, and Cycling Ireland would like to acknowledge his work, specifically in the area of High Performance and Development.

“Cycling Ireland wishes Anthony all the best in his future endeavours, and hope that his resignation will allow him to spend more time enjoying his cycling.”

Journalist Paul Kimmage has tweeted his support for Moran’s decision to vote against McQuaid.

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