Thanks Martin.martinvickers said:I never realised you were a McQuaid fan, Hog.
I'm not a McQuaid fan, no.
But I'm most concerned with the lies Dr. M has spewed all over this thread.
McQuaid like it or not has done an immense amount of work for the Asian nations. Some of the reasons why those nations wish to change the UCI constitution is so they're fairly represented at an international level.
Some fear that Cookson might bring back memories of the Empire. British rule etc. Cookson does lack depth at an international level. No one actually knows who he is beyond those in his own constituency. Even when I raced in Britian I'd not heard of him or seen his name on any of the boring paraphernalia that was sent through the mail by UK Cycling.
McQuaid like him or not has worked very hard with non-traditional cycling nations. Now some of those I believe is for his own gain. Links to GCP and his famy as sports agents and race promoters is of concern.
Cookson at this point is running on the platform that "the other guy is corrupt so vote for me" Problem he has is he was a part of that corruption and to be fair those who will vote for either McQuaid or Cookson were part of it as well.
Back to Dr. M lies. We as members of our federation do get to vote. We vote at a national level. Some can vote at a state level. That's how it works. The Irish EGM is an example of this. Power to the clubs. The Irish board had to grant the EGM and respect the vote. The Asian nations are the same. It's only a guess by but I would think most cyclists at a club level in those counties would support McQuaid. Our votes count at a club and national level.
My own thoughts is Cookson won't win. Pat has strong support from the 'silent'. Those who want him to remain due to funding the packages of many of those who sit on various committees at the UCI.
Watch this space.