By Agence France Presse
Running unopposed, UCI president Pat McQuaid was reelected to another four-year term Friday following a UCI congress held in conjunction with the world road race championships.
The 60-year-old Irishman was the only candidate for the post, which he took over from Dutchman Hein Verbruggen in 2005.
A former professional racer in the 1970s, McQuaid has also worked as a cycling coach, race organizer and president of Ireland’s national federation.
During his tenure McQuaid has worked hard to help globalize the sport, especially in Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
The UCI in that time has also broken fresh ground in the fight against doping, introducing the much-heralded biological passport programme for all professional cyclists.