Pat McQuaid

UCI President Pat McQuaid has created further divisions in cycling and sparked a major row after attacking Western European Cycling Federations, saying that they have a mafia-style culture when it comes to fighting doping.

Speaking in Holland on Friday, McQuaid said Anglo-Saxon countries such as Great Britain, Holland, Germany and Denmark had taken the right stand against doping but accused unspecified Western European Federations for ?accepting certain practices?. The interview can be seen in the cycling section of the web site.

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