Pat McQuiad

UCI President Pat McQuaid has warned teams who are participating in Paris-Nice that they are risking putting themselves outside the protection of the sport?s governing body, and accused race organiser ASO of exploiting teams for their own commercial benefit.

?You would be joining a private circuit controlled entirely by ASO for the benefit of its commercial interests,? he has said.

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