Cycling: My candidacy meets election rules, insists UCI boss McQuaid
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid says he has valid nominations from Thailand and Morocco to stand for re-election, backed by independent legal advice.
He says international legal firm Baker & McKenzie confirms his nominations are correct "and came in before the closing date" of June 29.
Lawyers acting for election rival Brian Cookson, the British Cycling president, have questioned whether McQuaid's candidacy meets UCI rules ahead of the Sept 27 poll.
Cookson's campaign also raised concern that UCI staff breached protocol by helping Malaysian officials draft an election rules amendment that could apply retrospectively.