The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency believes cycling's world body must remove the officials who presided over the drug-tainted Lance Armstrong era for the sport can regain credibility.
WADA President John Fahey told Australia's Fox Sports on Tuesday that the UCI has to ''take the blinkers off'' and examine its own past.
''Looking back, clearly the doping was widespread,'' Fahey said a day after the UCI stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. ''If that doping was widespread then the question is legitimately put: who was stopping it? Who was working against it? Why wasn't it stopped? I think it is relevant to ask those questions.''
Fahey said he looks forward to seeing what the UCI proposes to do to ensure the Armstrong ''debacle'' doesn't happen again.
''It's not a question of simply saying we'll rule off the line and go on,'' he said.
The UCI ''clearly have to take the blinkers off, look at the past, examine the people who are there, ask themselves the quest...