UCI President Pat McQuaid remains determined to build bright future for cycling
Last Updated: December 4, 2012 12:54pm
Pat McQuaid: Sticking to his guns despite coming under fire
International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid has vowed to continue to improve the sport, despite continued calls for his resignation.
A day after a meeting of pressure group Change Cycling Now called for a change of leadership and saw three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond offer his services as an interim president of the UCI, McQuaid launched the first phase of a stakeholder consultation.
All of those involved in the sport, from riders to industry representatives and anti-doping organisations, have until next Monday to respond to a letter from the UCI.
There are four main topics of conversation - globalisation, anti-doping, riders and sports calendar - and the UCI plan to use the feedback to then finalise and announce the format of its stakeholder consultation.
McQuaid said: "We will work together to tackle issues of concern and build a bright future for cycling.
"We will look at how we can continue the process of globalising cycling, encourage wider participation and make the sport even more interesting for spectators."
The consultation, which will take place in early 2013, is completely separate from the external independent commission, which is charged with looking into the issues and allegations contained in the United States Anti-Doping Agency decision relating to the Lance Armstrong affair.