BMC Racing responds to UCI investigations of Landis’ claims
BMC Racing Team: Statement Regarding Investigation Initiated by UCI Through FFC against John Lelangue
From BMC Racing Team President Jim Ochowicz:
John Lelangue has taken note of the press statements made by Mr. Pat McQuaid and the UCI regarding the initiation by the UCI of investigations through the national cycling federation against the persons indicated by the UCI, including John Lelangue through FFC. This outcome as a consequence of the accusations made by Floyd Landis is regrettable for the sport. John Lelangue received a respective note from the UCI in which it is stated that the UCI does not regard the accusations of Mr. Landis as founded, but the UCI invites John Lelangue to cooperate to bring transparency to those allegations.
John Lelangue said: “I will fully cooperate in such investigation by FFC, if any, to help the UCI and the cycling sport to show that the accusations of Mr. Landis against various persons and also me are not founded. This may help the persons accused, including myself, and the UCI to terminate this side battle created by Mr. Landis. As it was stated before and through various media during the last days, Mr. Landis is placing obviously disoriented accusations deriving from his regrettable fall down as sportsman and person in creditability. However, and for the time being as Mr McQuaid stated into the same direction, we – the cycling sport and myself at the BMC Racing Team – continue to currently fully attend to the spectacular racing in this year’s Giro d’Italia, and as far as my person is involved, I will have time to attend afterwards to the said accusations of Mr. Landis, which are totally unfounded. For the time being the Giro and the absolute concentration on Cadel Evans’s race in our team has priority.”
Jim Ochowicz says: “The BMC Racing Team continues to fully support John Lelangue and is absolutely convinced that John Lelangue will help to challenge and set aside the allegations of Mr. Landis against him.”