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Jaksche attacked Pat McQuaid

October 29th, 2007 by Allan Priess · 2 Comments

Jaksche and McQuaid

Jörg Jaksche (t.t.l.) and Pat McQuaid (Photo: Ingrid Trier) 

Former pro cyclist Jörg Jaksche once again drew attention to himself, when he contridicted UCI president on the present state of doping in pro cycling.

Pat McQuaid has a somewhat brighter look on the doping problems in pro cycling than various commentators as well as former riders. On Monday evening McQuaid said, that he believes the days of organized doping in cycling are over, and that doping violations today is an individual matter for some riders.

This statement made Jörg Jaksche roll his eyes and respond with a smile.

”Maybe I have just been unlucky, because I have been on six teams, and on all six there has been organized doping,” Jaksche said.

Pat McQuaid also drew attention to himself with his answer to a question from the crowd on how his positive look on todays doping problems is consistant with the fact, that the average speed in pro cycling has increased during the last 20 years.

”I do not necessarily think, that average speed has anything to do with doping. Every race is different, every mountain is different, and the wind is different,” McQuaid said.

The UCI president furthermore attacked some of the many riders, who in the past year have told stories about doping use to different newspapers and tv stations. Among them Jörg Jaksche.

”When you get paid enough money to do something, your objectivity tends to go out the window,” Pat McQuaid said.

Tags: Theme: Anti-doping

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