However, if this hasn’t been hammered home for you in one way or another over the past decade, they’ve taken it to new heights. The governing body of cycling is suing cycling journalist Paul Kimmage for defamation re: his accusation that they covered up a positive test provided by Lance Armstrong (see Velonation story). If this sounds familiar, it should. Tyler Hamilton recently leveled the same accusation in his book, The Secret Race. Are the UCI now suing Tyler for the same reason? No. They’re attacking a journalist in an attempt to force him to recant his statement as well as sending a message to those who dare to speak/write negatively about them in the future.
So yeah, the UCI sucks. Some friends have set up a Chipin for Kimmage’s defense fund below.