Pat McQuaid fails to secure Irish nomination in UCI presidency race
Current president of the International Cycling Union Pat McQuaid has failed to secure nomination in Ireland.
Last Updated: 15/06/13 4:50pm
The decision comes as a blow to McQuaid's bid for a third term as president of the UCI amid increased competition for the role.
Cycling Ireland chief executive Geoff Liffey says the governing body voted 91-74 against endorsing McQuaid at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Saturday.
McQuaid cans still stand for the presidency after the Swiss cycling federation approved his endorsement request last month. He's opposed by Brian Cookson, who is the British Cycling president.
The Dubliner had thought he'd secured the vital nomination in April, but a vote of 5-1 by Cycling Ireland was scrapped after it had been deemed correct procedures were not followed.
McQuaid's future has been in doubt since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report last year, which led to Lance Armstrong's ban for life from cycling. It also stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.
USADA has alleged the UCI helped cover up some suspicious doping samples from Armstrong. McQuaid has denied the claims.