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Friday 18 April 2014

McQuaid's last stand a lesson in defiance

PAT McQUAID'S removal as UCI president yesterday brought to an end one of the most extraordinarily defiant stands surely ever seen in professional sport.

Right up to the actual announcement of his 24-18 defeat by Brian Cookson, his opponents never seemed entirely confident of the arithmetic.

As last stands go, McQuaid (above) was in the Custer mould.

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