The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced Thursday that it is suing Richard Pound, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, for remarks Pound made relevant to the UCI’s anti-doping efforts.
The UCI said Pound’s remarks were “injurious and biased.”
“Indeed, on many occasions, Mr. Pound has publicly questioned the extent of the UCI’s efforts in the fight against doping,” the UCI said.
The suit is filed in Swizerland on behalf of the UCI and its former president, Hein Verbruggen.
VeloNews was not able to reach Pound immediately for his reaction to the suit.