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

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

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 federation approved his endorsement request last month. He’s opposed by Brian Cookson, who is the British president.

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

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

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