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September 27/12 11:23 am - UCI Responds to USADA

Posted by Editoress on 09/27/12

UCI responds to USADA shifting deadline on reasoned decision and case file

The UCI wonders why it is taking USADA so long to provide its reasoned decision and case file.

Reports state that its decision has been delayed because it is continuing to gather evidence and that it has yet to complete its case file.

“The UCI had no reason to assume that a full case file did not exist but USADA’s continued failure to produce the decision is now a cause for concern,” said Mr McQuaid, UCI President.

“It is over a month since USADA sanctioned Lance Armstrong. We thought that USADA were better prepared before initiating these proceedings” said Mr McQuaid.

It seems that it would have been more useful for USADA to have used the time of the Tour de France, the Olympic Games and the Road World Championships to prepare their case in full rather than to make announcements.

It is at very least unusual that USADA would still be gathering evidence against a person after it has found that person guilty.

The UCI assumes that the reasons for any difficulty in putting the evidence together will be explained in USADA’s decision.

The UCI has requested USADA to provide its decision and case file and has learnt of the reported delays through the media and not by any official communication from USADA. The sooner UCI receives the decision and case file the sooner UCI can provide its response.

UCI Communications Services


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