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"Resign Pat" letter & signatories

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Add me to the burgeoning list.

To support evidence of UCI corruption suggest reference should be made to the $3m bribe arranged and controlled by Verbruggen to get keiran into the 2000 Olympics.

The bribe existed but Verbruggen claims of no wrong doing.

It appears no cash changed hands only that the Japanese were making payments on behalf of the UCI which coincidentally over a short period disclosed only relate to Verbruggen's expenses and invoices for Dutch businesses.

No accounting has been made in UCI's books of this "fund" held by the Japanese or amounts paid to third parties by the Japanese allegedly at the instruction of Verbruggen.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7525072.stm
 
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I have set up an on-line petition on Change.Org, thanks to those who suggested this.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petiti...cquaid-to-resign-and-cycling-to-be-cleaned-up

Ideally sign there as we can keep an automatic tally, if you are concerned with privacy (eg. because you are a pro rider or have commercial interests) sign here (did I say that?) under your nick, that also keeps the thread alive. But either do it via change.org or here. Whether the numbers tally perfectly is not as critical as the concept that as fans we want change.

Once we have more on-line numbers we will post to Pat at UCI. Please spread the word wide and far to those who you know have networks. Anyone who loves cycle racing should care so don't be concerned to go wide.

Thanks for your support.
 
Aug 27, 2012
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By the way, twitter is running hot with inside rumors Pat is resigning. If you haven't signed yet do your bit to add to the momentum for change!

Yes I know it's a cheerlead but sometimes that what it needs...
 
Tinman said:
I have set up an on-line petition on Change.Org, thanks to those who suggested this.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petiti...cquaid-to-resign-and-cycling-to-be-cleaned-up

Ideally sign there as we can keep an automatic tally, if you are concerned with privacy (eg. because you are a pro rider or have commercial interests) sign here (did I say that?) under your nick, that also keeps the thread alive. But either do it via change.org or here. Whether the numbers tally perfectly is not as critical as the concept that as fans we want change.

Once we have more on-line numbers we will post to Pat at UCI. Please spread the word wide and far to those who you know have networks. Anyone who loves cycle racing should care so don't be concerned to go wide.

Thanks for your support.

It appears that you can sign at Change.org and keep your 'signature' private.

Dave.
 
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Stop the presses. Just for a second. It feels good to create a bandwagon, jump on, and push it off the mountain top into a steep dive. It feels good, like we're doing something. But before we do that, let's discuss this, so that we can be as effective as possible.

MarkvW said:
Enjoy tilting at windmills, all you Don Quixotes.

When riders want change bad enough to resign their USAC memberships en masse, then MAYBE, there will be change. But riders will never do that because they are sheep. They will whine about Verdruggen and Fat Pat and Weasel, but they will keep sending in their membership checks each year. They would rather belong to the UCI herd rather than separate themselves from it.

Nothing is going to change. The Omertà boys like Wiggins And Talansky are the future of pro cycling.

I disagree with pushing this off on the riders. To do so only leads to your last paragraph: nothing is going to change. The riders are atomized. As a social grouping they have no conscious cohesion; without it, they have no power. They do need a union, but for right now they don't have one. In fact the situation vis a vis the riders is actually even worse than that: they live and work even now in an old world state of omerta akin to that found in organized crime. The riders are potentially the most explosive, dynamic power for change in cycling. But it's going to take some sort of significant outside influence to galvanize them and make them realize their potential. Such an outside influence could be the very same one that sets the UCI on its ear.

MarkvW said:
Only the faces change at the UCI.

This I agree with. And it expresses the very issue I have with this "McQuaid resign" campaign. I fear that if we launch such a campaign, as it develops critical mass, McQuaid will come to personify all that is wrong with cycling and with the UCI. If that happens, his own sponsors and compatriots will be the very first to throw him under the transfusion van. Then, they will wipe their hands in the air and say to us, "See, we stand with you." And you can bet the press will play along, and we'll be worse off than we are now.
 
Maxiton said:
I disagree with pushing this off on the riders. To do so only leads to your last paragraph: nothing is going to change.

100% agree.

However, this goes all the way into the IOC. The bio-passport was designed to work within the IOC's recognized sports to enable doping. The IOC needs to give WADA the authority to open cases on their own with the sports federation, at best, assisting the rider.

Another way to think about it is, let's say the dream comes true and BOTH Pat and Hein fall. Their replacements are probably Alain and possibly another one of Pat's henchmen. New names with a Sky scandal on the distant horizon.

While I think a Ms. Schenk (sp??) is needed at Pat's job, Hein will not go quietly. He OWNS pro cycling.
 
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OK, we had a few communication glitches uploading the online petition http://tinyurl.com/PatMusgGoPetition and it had lots of little typos etc. I've tidied it up. So if it was the grammer and spelling putting you of signing ;), that is better now. If you notice any more problems, please let me know.

@Maxiton, I don't agree and I'm not worried this petition will prevent people from doing something about the other problems in the UCI. McQuiad is a problem. He's a problem that is likely to be understood by many fans. So it's one problem the fans might be able to help with. It's worth a try. If you can think of other ways to improve other parts of the UCI, by all means go ahead. I'll support you.

These ideas were discussed in this thread, before it got derailed by a recently banned memeber..
 
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Could I suggest we translate this to French, German etc. I'll do French if you want?

I've tweeted this link to several journos etc who are now retweeting - need to spread the word
 
Jul 25, 2009
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Thanks Susan AND the staff at CN for your support.

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IMPORTANT: Susan DID NOT SIGN THE PETITION. SOMEONE HAS BEEN PLAYING GAMES.
 
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Could you add this Franch text to the petition (The UCI's two main languages are English & French):

Union Cycliste Internationale: UCI: Pour le Président Pat McQuaid de démissionner et le cyclisme d'être nettoyé

Transformez votre signature dans des dizaines d'autres en partageant cette pétition et à recruter des gens que vous connaissez à signer.

La cyclisme continue à être dans le pétrin à cause de problèmes de dopage en cours, la responsabilité pauvres et les allégations d'ingérence de l'organisation de son corps haut, l'UCI. Sa direction n'a pas réussi à répondre adéquatement à ces questions depuis des décennies. Il faut maintenant prendre un nouveau départ. Trouverez ci-joint un lien vers une lettre ouverte au président Pat McQuaid avec un fond plus loin, lui demandant de démissionner afin que le sport peut être nettoyé.

Can anyone do German?
 
Jul 25, 2009
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The online petition is rapidly gaining momentum, but I would like us to be doing a bit better on twitter if we could. If any of the budding twitterati amongst us could help @PatMustGo, or tweet about the petition, or do whatever one does on twitter, that would be great!

Thanks again for helping us kick this off.

Edit: and thanks to Dan Benson for signing the petition. You're now back in my good books :)

IMPORTANT EDIT: Dan Benson DID NOT PUT HIS NAME ON THE PETITION. SOMEONE IS PLAYING GAMES.