International Cycling Union suing former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound

Ex-UCI president Hein Verbuggen not taking comments lightly

The International Cycling Union (UCI) is to sue former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Dick Pound for "continual injurious and biased comments" against the world cycling's ruling body and its ex-president Hein Verbruggen.

"On many occasions Mr. Pound has publicly questioned the extent of the UCI's efforts in the fight against doping," said UCI in a statement released on Thursday, adding that the case would be heard in Swiss courts.

Pound, also a former International Olympic Committee vice-president, stepped down from his WADA post in November after seeing out the maximum two terms in office.

© BikeRadar & AFP 2008

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