Greg LeMond announces bid for presidency of International Cycling Union

Lemond MugGreg LeMond, the first American to win the Tour de France, now wants to run the International Cycling Union (UCI) in an effort to clean up pro cycling.

The three-time Tour winner (1986, ’89, ’90) announced that he will challenge current UCI president Pat McQuaid after being asked about it this past weekend at the Change Cycling Now conference in London.

“If we want to restore public confidence and sponsors, we must act quickly and decisively,” LeMond told French newspaper Le Monde. Read the story in Outside Magazine.

For its part, the UCI recently appointed a British judge, a British lawmaker and an Australian lawyer to conduct an independent investigation into the role the sport’s governing body played in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Read more.

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