Dab McQuaid will bid for a third term as president of the Worldwide Cycling Union (UCI) regardless of Swiss Cycling withdrawing the assistance.

The 63-year-old Irishman, who had
already lost his home federation’s assistance, right now lives in Switzerland.

McQuaid, that is backed by Asia and Morocco, right now needs the UCI to change its rules to allow candidates to stand with the nomination of 2 federations.

He said: “I’m standing as a candidate with regard to re-election. That will not alter. inches

British Cycling president John Cookson
wants to be successful McQuaid.

However in an announcement McQuaid stated: “I would help remind Brian Cookson great campaign supporters how the UCI congress can ultimately decide who must lead the actual UCI for the next four years.

“Federations worldwide prefer me to stand with regard to re-election. We are calling on John Cookson and his campaign supporters to accept might to put an end to their determined attempts to refuse the actual congress a choice in between two candidates. inches

The proposed amendment towards the UCI constitution could face a legal challenge, but the governing body said legal opinion indicated the amendment had been valid and will be included.

Write-up 51. 1 presently states that “the applicants for the presidency will be nominated through the federation of the candidate”.

The suggested new wording reads that candidates needs to be nominated by the federation or “two federations aside from the federation of the candidate”.

The UCI’s lawyers thus believe despite losing the actual backing of the Irish and Swiss federations, McQuaid’s nomination is valid.

Cookson stated in a declaration: “It leaves Mr McQuaid in a very difficult placement, particularly when viewed alongside his failure to receive a nomination from his own national federation as required under the constitution of the UCI.

“It additionally places further question represents against his other ‘nominations’ whose validity is within serious doubt as well as remain a few genuine concern to many within the cycling world.

“No attempts at manipulation and legal bluster can take away the doubts and questions. inches

McQuaid’s nomination was scheduled ahead before an settlement board in Zurich upon Thursday but that has now been terminated.