UCI votes against arbitration for presidential elections

Pat McQuaid and Brian Cookson

UCI President Pat McQuaid said that he had no hand in rejecting an arbitration request that would decide if he was eligible to stand for re-election.

The cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced yesterday that it would not allow the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to examine its constitution. Five national federations - USA, Russia, Canada, Finland and Algeria - had requested action on Monday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.