Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond called on International Cycling Union head Pat McQuaid to quit and for riders to skip buying race licenses from USA Cycling, saying he was in a “rage” over possible corruption in the sport.
The all-terrain vehicle accident that killed a 19-year-old at Montana’s exclusive Yellowstone Club happened on the first night of the community’s annual family weekend, according to a person familiar with the event.
Sam Byrne and Billy Collins had Pioneer Mountain at the Yellowstone Club to themselves, as usual. They were belting down the freshly groomed corduroy, carving fast, giant-slalom turns last year when--bam!--they collided, hard.
Swiss cycling’s governing body withdrew its support for the re-election bid of Pat McQuaid, the president of the sport’s world ruling body, to avoid a possible 100,000 Swiss-franc ($109,000) legal challenge.
It was day 16 of last year’s three- week-long Tour de France. The RadioShack team of elite cyclists had just completed a punishing 101-mile slog through Alpine foothills from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap.