A charter ... and lingering questions
CCN established its premises in the charter. It said, "The sport of cycling's credibility and reputation has been harmed by the actions and inactions of the UCI, some cycling team management and staff and some of the riders. ... For the sport of cycling to move forward from the past, it must openly discuss doping practices in an environment of truth and reconciliation. Any productive truth and reconciliation process must promote confidence, trust, unity and transparency."
CCN listed four principles in its charter. Some of them have been proposed before, such as an independent anti-doping group to control cycling and an independent commission to investigation alleged UCI corruption.
CCN, however, said that there must be a truth and reconciliation commission to give everyone a chance to speak and tell their stories. It said WADA should handle it and establish the guidelines, but added that its charter listed some ideas.
Despite the manifesto, the movement and now the "Charter of the Willing," cycling heads mostly unchanged into 2013.
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