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Cycling: Pat McQuaid's presidential nomination declared void

Cycling Ireland have reportedly made the move as, “the rules for holding meetings may not have been rigidly adhered to.”

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THE PRESIDENT OF cycling’s governing body Pat McQuaid has had his nomination to stand for a third term declared void by Cycling Ireland.

McQuaid who has governed the UCI through a turbulent period of doping scandals was nominated by Cycling Ireland over two weeks ago.

However, with vice-president Anthony Moran resigning in protest after the vote, it proved a controversial one and the sport’s leading body in this country arranged an EGM to discuss the matter this weekend.

Today, Cycling Weekly report that the nomination has been wiped clear with a source telling the magazine that the move is down to “housekeeping, or where the rules for holding meetings may not have been rigidly adhered to.”

With the word ‘technicality’ echoing around Cycling Ireland it would appear that McQuaid may well be reinstated as their UCI Presidential nominee in the coming weeks. However, the move to declare the five-to-one vote void will no doubt be an unwanted headache for the embattled president.

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