Big wheels keep on turning

Pat McQuaid's desperate fight to be re-elected UCI president reaches a crucial stage today in Zurich. Kevin Burns reports.

14th September, 2013
Pat McQuaid with Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador: a big day lies ahead for the beleaguered UCI president. Photo: Getty

For a long time, it looked as if Pat McQuaid would coast to another term as president of the international cycling body the UCI. Even last October, when Lance Armstrong bared his soul to Oprah Winfrey and revealed a decade of systematic and pervasive doping in the sport, McQuaid still looked a good bet to serve a second term.

But the nomination process has been a rocky road for the Dubliner, full of steep ascents...

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