The former chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency says that revelations of pervasive doping in cycling are a vindication of anti-drug safeguards and immensely embarrassing for the sport's governing body, the UCI.
Dick Pound, who for years waged an intense battle against the International Cycling Union and disgraced rider Lance Armstrong, praised the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation into the supply, use and distribution of performance-enhancing substances in the Armstrong case.
The groundbreaking investigation led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Pound says USADA's report indicates what a good and serious agency can do, and that's a vindication of the system.
Pound also took aim at the UCI, calling it "immensely embarrassing to the UCI" that the people who are running the sport couldn't seem to find it and are now shocked.