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World cycling chief McQuaid loses Swiss backing

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International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid received a blow Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy. 

File picture taken on December 13, 2012 shows International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid during an interview with AFP at the world cycling governing body's headquarters in Aigle, western Switzerland. McQuaid received a blow Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy.

Irishman McQuaid had already seen his homeland remove their support for him but then thought he been granted a reprieve when the Swiss stepped in.

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