Originally Posted by LouieLouie
The Norwegian Union is taking action following Kjærgaards doping confession:
Former dopers are banned from positions in the Norwegian Cycling Union, as well as from management positions with Norwegian cycling teams. All athletes must attend a course offered by the Norwegian Anti Doping Authority and sign an anti-doping contract. All medical staff used by the team and it's riders must be registered with the Cycling Union.
Moreover, the Norwegian Union sent the UCI a letter a few days ago, supporting the Danish request to have mr. Verdruggen removed from the UCI.
This twitter conversation including the norwegian union president(@htiedemand), the sponsorship guru Jacob Lund(@sponsorconsult) and Mads Kaggestad(@MadsKaggestad) was quite interesting, so I translated it for you guys.
It all started with this tweet:
Very good! "@sponsocrconsult #sykkeldop #NcF wants to remove Hein Verbruggen from the honorary list of the union.
@Mads_Kaggestad @sponsorconsult did #ncf change its mind on McQuaid?
@torkil @Mads_Kaggestad They don't want to attack him now!
@torkil @arbeidsbuksa_no @Mads_Kaggestad @htiedemann Good start with Hein Verbruggen
@sponsorconsult Definately a good start, but cant see any reason for the enthusiasm about McQuaid @torkil @Mads_Kaggestad @htiedemann
@arbeidsbuksa_no @torkil @Mads_Kaggestad @htiedemann I also think he has switched opinions too late
@arbeidsbuksa_no @sponsorconsult @torkil @htiedemann Dont forget that NCF wants the Worlds to Bergen...
@MadsKaggestad @sponsorconsult I think we should delay our application
@torkil @Mads_Kaggestad @arbeidsbuksa_no @htiedemann A lot of cleaning up can be done in five years, today (the Worlds) wouldn't get a single norwegian sponsor
@Mads_Kaggestad So you think (the Worlds) is more important than a working organization?
@arbeidsbuksa_no @Mads_Kaggestad @torkil @htiedemann @PLnning This time around I dont think the light in the tunnel isn't a train
@arbeidsbuksa_no @sponsorconsult @torkil @htiedemann I think it is a mix of trust and fear for McQuaid #politics #worlds
@arbeidsbuksa_no @sponsorconsult @torkil @htiedemann UCI have to a large extent been governed by Verbruggen. I hope it gets better without him.
Harald Tiedemann (President of the norwegian cycling federation)
@Mads_Kaggestad @arbeidsbuksa_no @sponsorconsult @torkil This is about several issues, who takes over and not least the worlds
@arbeidsbuksa_no @sponsorconsult @torkil Im optimistic and have faith in @htiedemann. The limit has been reached, there is willingness to act.
Nice that the Norwegian Union is open, but it's not a good sign when the president states that getting the #worlds is one of the reasons why they dont criticize McQuaid