A detailed, thorough analysis by me and by lawyers and other experts of the so-called CIRC report has learned that this report lacks a factual basis, is incomplete and biased and it doesn’t respect basic ethical principles, such as the right to defend yourself against accusations.
Even this totally subjective CIRC had to conclude, be it probably with pain and regret, that it could find no evidence of concealment of doping samples or corruption. That was a pretty easy conclusion to reach, as there simply was no concealment or corruption.
But for the rest – and this will be proven on this website – the CIRC report is unfair, biased and incomplete in its methodology, in its substance and in its conclusions.
Here follows a short summary of the main conclusions following our analysis of the CIRC’s report:
If mistakes were made by me, or under my presidency, so be it. I will take responsibility for that. But it is one thing is to identify a mistake and report on all the circumstances that allow people to assess and to discuss it; it is quite another thing to manufacture a “procès d’intention” out of selected statements and fragments of facts. This does not serve the cause of cycling, nor of anti-doping. It serves only the short-sighted cause of those people who put the CIRC in place. This is the fundamental weakness of the CIRC report.