Jaimie Fuller, chairman of global sports clothing company SKINS, has urged the Swiss Cycling Federation to not support current International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid in re-elections.
McQuaid, who has been UCI president since 2006, is currently without the full support of Cycling Ireland due to his mishandling of recent doping scandals. Under UCI rules he needs the backing of either his home union or the union in his country of residence in order to run for office, which leaves McQuaid with Switzerland as a home backing.
Fuller wrote in a letter to the Swiss Cycling Federation: “World cycling does not want Pat McQuaid as its leader and endorsing him would leave the Swiss out of sync with the rest of the world.
“The Swiss federation represents his last lifeline and for the sake of cycling and for the sake of the anti-doping fight trying to clean up world sport in general, they cannot afford to facilitate his re-election.”
Fuller asks Swiss not to support McQuaid