Cycling Ireland board member resigns over McQuaid vote

Vice president of Irish cycling resigns after board supports Pat McQuaid's reelection bid

Anthony Moran, a board member at Cycling Ireland, the British Isle’s national governing body, has resigned following the organization’s backing of Pat McQuaid for a third term at the helm of the UCI.

Moran served as the board’s vice president before his resignation. He was the only board member to vote in opposition of supporting McQuaid in his quest to retain his leadership of cycling’s world governing body. The vote was a key step in McQuaid’s bid to win reelection in September.

“Cycling Ireland today has accepted the resignation of Anthony Moran from the board of Cycling Ireland. Moran, who was vice president of the board, has been an active board member since his election in 2009, and Cycling Ireland would like to acknowledge his work, specifically in the area of high performance and development,” Cycling Ireland said in a statement on its website. “Cycling Ireland wishes Anthony all the best in his future endeavors, and hopes that his resignation will allow him to spend more time enjoying his cycling.”

McQuaid and the UCI have come under fire over their treatment of the Lance Armstrong scandal, doping in cycling, women’s cycling, technology rules, and other issues.