If UCI wins jurisdiction from CAS then USADA's ruling is nullified, thus the SOL is in play for the UCI. I agree with you that USADA must have foreseen this and will try to cut UCI off at the knees by making damaging info public.Benotti69 said:I guess that USADA has foreseen that and will act before then with the full backing of WADA and I cannot see IOC going against WADA, which will leave UCI out in the cold and risk cycling at the Olympics, a big no no for UCI.
As I said I guess McQ/Vebruggen are currently trying to negoiate their a$$es out of trouble with the UCI and IOC before we here anything. But I doubt they have long to do it.
They cannot do a SOL as USADA has stripped Armstrong this year, so UCI cannot do it next year and leave Armstrong with his titles.
It is also about time that the media starts calling out either the Swiss government to change its laws regarding sporting bodies 'hiding' there or demand that these international sporting bodies relocate to Brussels, Paris, London, NY or similar.
I also think that UCI can challenge SOL without falling afoul of WADA and IOC rules. UCI will justify it by saying it is to ensure fair and equal treatment for all cyclists, and that allowing federations to go back in time willy-nilly to change old results is impractical and damaging to the sport. As long as they keep a ban in place and don’t directly contest the charges, they may be able to argue SOL without risk to the olymipcs.