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Tuesday 2 September 2014

McQuaid's last stand a lesson in defiance

Vincent Hogan

Published 28/09/2013 | 05:00

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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.

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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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