Formula One driver Fernando Alonso says his plan to start a cycling team is "going well" after meeting with International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson.
Pat McQuaid insists the Lance Armstrong doping affair should not be an issue in his bid to remain president of cycling's governing body.
Tour de France champion Cadel Evans will race for the BMC Racing Team through 2014.
The French Anti-Doping Agency and the International Cycling Union will work together again during the Paris-Nice race starting Sunday and look to extend their partnership during the Tour de France.
UCI president Pat McQuaid says a ban on using radio communication during races will be implemented as planned after meeting with representatives from the professional teams' association.
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has "embarrassed" cycling's premier race, the new head of the Tour's organizer said in an interview Saturday.
UCI president Pat McQuaid believes Tour de France organizers want their own private cycling league, and he accused them of using their showcase race to pressure teams not to renew their ProTour licenses for the 2009 season.
Pat McQuaid vowed to fight on as president of cycling's governing body on Saturday despite losing the support of leading professional teams in a power struggle with major race organizers.
Teams that take part in the Paris-Nice cycle race starting on Sunday will eventually be "worked out" of the International Cycling Union, UCI president Pat McQuaid said on Friday.
The Paris-Nice race will take place next month under its own rules despite opposition from the International Cycling Union, which wants teams to boycott the event.
The head of cycling's governing body is concerned that organizers of the Tour de France and other top races are scaring away sponsors like Discovery Channel.
President Bush predicted Friday that fellow Texan Lance Armstrong will win the Tour de France again.