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Brailsford: future UCI president

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armchairclimber said:
Mark my words. The sooner the better...clear out all the old dead wood...remove the last vestiges of doping culture. He'd be good for the sport...credible for sponsors and national unions.

?????

Have you been paying attention? At all??
 
armchairclimber said:
Mark my words. The sooner the better...clear out all the old dead wood...remove the last vestiges of doping culture. He'd be good for the sport...credible for sponsors and national unions.

I think some members of this forum might disagree strongly.

I'm gonna get me some popcorn...:D
 
armchairclimber said:
Yeah but what do they know? Not a lot. A few voices...across the sport in general he'd be very popular. He certainly has the chops.

I'm sure there are a lot more capable people out there. Sylvia Schenk for example. She has the "Palmares" needed to clean up the UCI.

I think the UCI needs someone who knows a lot more about creating a transparent organization and culture than about cycling. Let someone like her set up a good institutional structure that is not easily corruptable by the next Hein Verbruggen that happens to be elected sometime in the future.

Let Brailsford do his thing with sky. If he succeeds in the long run, he might be a good guy to elect after a good institutional framework is in place.
 
We all want Pat out...JV has been mooted as an option, but do we really want an ex-doper heading up the sport? I suspect that it would be unacceptable to many....especially in the light of recent events.

Brailsford has been instrumental in bringing British cycling from obscurity to domination of the track...and has delivered the first British TDF winner...and cleanly. I can't think of a more suitable candidate.

(Edit: posted before I saw your suggestion of Sylvia Schenk).
 
armchairclimber said:
We all want Pat out...JV has been mooted as an option, but do we really want an ex-doper heading up the sport? I suspect that it would be unacceptable to many....especially in the light of recent events.

Brailsford has been instrumental in bringing British cycling from obscurity to domination of the track...and has delivered the first British TDF winner...and cleanly. I can't think of a more suitable candidate.


Brailsford would have us believe he was instrumental.

He'd be worse than Pat.
 
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armchairclimber said:
We all want Pat out...JV has been mooted as an option, but do we really want an ex-doper heading up the sport? I suspect that it would be unacceptable to many....especially in the light of recent events.

Brailsford has been instrumental in bringing British cycling from obscurity to domination of the track...and has delivered the first British TDF winner...and cleanly. I can't think of a more suitable candidate.

(Edit: posted before I saw your suggestion of Sylvia Schenk).

Do you realize you started this topic in the Clinic? :D
 
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ToreBear said:
I think some members of this forum might disagree strongly.

I'm gonna get me some popcorn...:D

Fairly new to this Forum but my feeling is that some members of this forum disagree with absolute everything. Makes it interesting though....you always need a devils advocate for a good discussion.
 
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armchairclimber said:
Mark my words. The sooner the better...clear out all the old dead wood...remove the last vestiges of doping culture. He'd be good for the sport...credible for sponsors and national unions.

Surely that's why Sean Yates has resigned. Buffing up his CV as we speak. He's the future at the top.
 
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Jack (6 ch) said:
Surely that's why Sean Yates has resigned. Buffing up his CV as we speak. He's the future at the top.

Personally I can't see why he would make a good choice after hiring people with suspect pasts he's got no legs to stand on. Having said all that it would be nie impossible to be worse than those currently in charge.
 
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I think he has enough on his plate filling his own vacancies. :D

Besides, the job is going to involve serious hardcore politics. If was to be credible he would have to totally cut the umbilical to Team GB and UK Postal, and I can't see that happening for some time.
 
Bexon30 said:
Personally I can't see why he would make a good choice after hiring people with suspect pasts he's got no legs to stand on. Having said all that it would be nie impossible to be worse than those currently in charge.

Well, I'd rather have someone in charge who admits his mistakes and goes about putting things right rather than Pat and Hein who conspicuously haven't done much of either.

Maybe he's too plain speaking to be UCI president. Too straight. Maybe the job requires more of a politician (lying barsteward).
 
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armchairclimber said:
Well, I'd rather have someone in charge who admits his mistakes and goes about putting things right rather than Pat and Hein who conspicuously haven't done much of either.

Maybe he's too plain speaking to be UCI president. Too straight. Maybe the job requires more of a politician (lying barsteward).

Maybe, but it's taken him a while to admit to mistakes so to speak. So why employ/ hire Yates, Leindeers if you know their pasts. Just a bit odd?
 
Bexon30 said:
Maybe, but it's taken him a while to admit to mistakes so to speak. So why employ/ hire Yates, Leindeers if you know their pasts. Just a bit odd?

I agree. Perhaps the fact that neither had doping convictions/bans despite being associated with old school teams in the past made them seem acceptable.

I'm glad that they have gone to quite extreme lengths now though, even though they were railroaded into it. Being clean ain't enough...being seen to be clean is necessary. The fact that the team is now forcing out anyone with those old school associations, despite the harm it might do their performance in the short term, is exactly the kind of thing that will mark Brailsford out as a likely presidential candidate.

I only go back as far as Lemond, but I can't remember a single other team taking such a resolute stance against doping before.