Dorchester Hotel, London, England. July 26th, 2012.
1. 00:00 Mid shot of Pat McQuaid inside hotel
2. 00:06 Tilt down McQuaid mirrored reflection in the table.
3. 00:13 SOUNDBITE (English): Pat McQuaid, President, International Cycling Union:
"You know, it has created a huge interest in the sport here. I've seen it since I arrived here on Monday. The newspapers, my fellow IOC members talking about it, the International Olympic Committee andy LOCOG. Seb Coe and people like that saying to me, "It's been wonderful for the Olympic Games - the Tour de France' As I say, one million people will be on the roadside on Saturday and that will be the biggest crowd ever for an Olympic games event."
4. 00:43 Close-up of McQuaid
5. 00:48 SOUNDBITE (English): Pat McQuaid, President, International Cycling Union:
"In the doping, or anti-doping, we are a pioneer in the field of anti-doping with the biological passport, the first international federation to implement the biological passport. It is acting as a huge deterrent. We can see, the media can see, and the teams and everybody around cycling can see the difference and see the change. We still have athletes that make stupid mistakes.You know, (Frank) Schleck on the Tour (de France) thus year and we'll have to wait and see what the story is and the eventual outcome is. In relation to the Armstrong affair - which is hanging over our heads even though it goes back 15 years or so - it's a negative hanging over our heads and sooner that is settled and sorted, we can move forward."
6. 01:34 McQuaid walking on the street.
7. 01:41 SOUNDBITE (English): Pat McQuaid, President, International Cycling Union:
"It does, it gets very annoying when a cyclist gets caught for a recognised doping substance and then he tries to, you know, make all sorts of excuses. They did it a lot in the past, make all sorts of excuses and to lie, lie and continue to lie in court and in front of tribunals - and then to come two years later, an admit that they lied for two years, you know. It's very annoying and very frustrating. It's obviously better and takes more character if a rider can come out and say that he made a mistake, explain some of the reasons what drove him to make that mistake. Then accept that mistake and accept his punishment and come back and go forward. People like David Millar, for instance, who got involved in a doping programme, was caught, admitted it and now is a strong anti-doping campaigner."
8. 02:36 Pan from London 2012 sign to McQuaid walking by on street.
Pat McQuaid, the International Cycling Union (ICU) president, told SNTV on Thursday (July 26th) that he is determined to eradicate the long-time problems surrounding doping in the sport.
The International Cycling Union (ICU) president made a convincing case on Thursday as he laid bare his hopes to finally rid the sport of doping scandals, while also describing the progress made by the likes of Great Britain's Team Sky at the recent Tour de France, as London gets ready for the wheels to hit the road at the Olympic Games this Saturday.
Pat McQuaid told SNTV on Thursday (July 26th) that he is determined to eradicate the long-time problems surrounding doping in the sport, such as the two-year ban handed out to disgraced Tour de France champion Alberto Contador and recent allegations made against riders of the calibre of Frank Schleck and Tour de France icon Lance Armstrong - but he is hoping that the recent Tour can help promote the sport in a good light, and he believes up to one million people will line the streets of Surrey and London on Saturday for the London 2012 road race, the biggest crowd ever for an Olympic Games event.
The 61-year-old Irishman believes that the UCI have become pioneers in the field of anti-doping with the biological passport under his tenure - the first international federation to implement such a measure - and he thinks it is now acting as a huge deterrent.
McQuaid also spoke of his anger towards cyclists caught out by anti-doping measures who refused to admit the offence - and make excuses about contaminated blood samples, for example.