18 Oct 2012

Cycling Australia criticises world governing body

9:46 am on 18 October 2012

Cycling Australia has taken the highly unusual step of publicly criticising the world governing body over its handling of the sport's doping scourge surrounding Lance Armstrong.

As CA announced it had officially sacked confessed drug-taker Matt White from his job with the elite men's road squad, the national body has publicly criticised the International Cycling Union's tardy response to the US Anti-Doping Agency's evidence against Lance Armstrong.

Cycling Australia's board has publicly stated that the UCI, until recent times, failed to fully and properly do its part to stamp out doping, and how it addresses the allegations within it will be critical to the reputation of the organisation, and the sport in general.