Cycling Ireland denies Pat McQuaid endorsement for UCI presidency (AP)

Pat McQuaid has failed to secure the nomination of his own national cycling organization in his bid for a third term as president of the International Cycling Union.

Cycling Ireland chief executive Geoff Liffey says the governing body voted 91-74 against endorsing McQuaid at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Saturday.

McQuaid cans still stand for the presidency after the Swiss cycling federation approved his endorsement request last month. He’s opposed by Brian Cookson, who is the British Cycling president.

McQuaid’s future has been in doubt since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report last year, which led to Lance Armstrong’s ban for life from cycling. It also stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

USADA has alleged the UCI helped cover up some suspicious doping samples from Armstrong. McQuaid has denied the claims.

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