Christophe Bassons: 'Riders aren't terrified of the UCI'

Christophe Bassons, Dauphine Libere 1999

One of the problems facing the new Change Cycling Now group was the apparent lack of support for the group's aims exhibited by current pro riders. At the press conference to launch its 'Charter of the Willing', there were no currently active pro riders present.

Both CCN founder Jaimie Fuller and ex-rider Paul Kimmage explained this absence by saying that, as far as Kimmage was concerned "riders were all just terrified" of the UCI, while Fuller said he "had tried very hard to get riders engaged."

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