Global pressure group Change Cycling Now is quickly gaining immense support in the global cycling community with the announcement that three-time Tour de France winner Greg Lemond has joined the multiple former pro cycle team members, world-renowned doping experts, international journalists and acclaimed academics who are part of the group meeting next week in London.
It has also been announced that former pro riders Jonathan Vaughters and Eric Boyer will also be on the panel. Vaughters is a former teammate of Lance Armstrong’s in the U.S. Postal Services team, and is now President of the International Association of professional cycling Groups (AIGCP). Boyer is a former Tour de France stage winner and former team manager at Cofidis. Additionally, former World Champion, Gianni Bugno will address the group in his current capacity as the President of the Association of professional cyclists (CPA).
On Dec. 2-3 in London CCN will hold its inaugural summit, featuring an impressive coalition of people in a coordinated effort to publicly demand change within professional cycling’s governing body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), to rescue a sport whose reputation is crippled by rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs.