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Trouble For Cycling’s UCI – Sponsor Seeks Damages For UCI Not Stopping Armstrong

Jaimie Fuller’s business philosophy is, according to an interview published on dynamicbusiness.co.au, as follows:-

“to bite off more than you can chew and chew like buggery.”

He is the Chairman of SKINS, the global compression sportswear manufacturer.

Yesterday the Australian entrepreneur released a statement about action taken by his company against cycling’s world ruling body, the UCI. His company’s action could have implications the world over in relation to sporting events and their sponsors. Mr Fuller seems to be living up to his motto!

What are SKINS doing?

They have demanded that the UCI pay “damages of $2 million as a consequence of alleged mis-management in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.”

SKINS has supported cycling with financial support of the sport, teams and riders over the last five years. It boasts of having “invested heavily into research and development to build a sports-specific product range aimed at those who participate at every level.”

Mr Fuller states:-

We did all this while under the impression that cycling had been fundamentally reformed after the Festina affair in the ‘90’s and that co-ordinated management from the UCI to contain doping activity had minimised the risks and scandals with which the brand of any sponsor would be associated. Continue reading

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