to talk about on today's DCU congress in Horsens after some turbulent weeks for the mature federations, where president Henrik Jess Jensen's inability to distinguish between cycling's best and his daughter's cycling career has been exhibited.
His headless dispositions for the benefit of the daughter is a logical consequence of an inherited, sick management culture in the union. A culture, which ultimately sends a organization in addition to the brink of a precipice.
again and again in the sports world, to independent-minded leaders develop themselves to despots and makes their alliance to an economic take-all and embraces dopingbedrag, corruption and nepotism.
the Examples are many: The international atletikforbund, the international håndholdforbund, FIFA and the international olympic committee to name a few.
is not in the same category, but it is the same mechanisms, which operates the plant. On the one blackmailing athletes for millions of dollars under the threat of disclosure of positive tests, or whether to make a financial lokumsaftale with a cycling team, as you subsequently buy a cheap bike of, come out on a.
the Problem for the Danish cycling is that DCU's power structure is outdated. It is set sometime in the last century, when Denmark was divided into east and west, and you had to take the ferry over to the other. DCU has not come on.
There must be changes in the DCU, believes Michael Rasmussen. Photo: Claus Bonnerup
on a structure, which certainly seemed, as everyone was happy amateurs, and thought it all damn well enough to go, when just the chairman kept order in the ranks. The world has changed, but the DCU is not followed. The union is still enormously top-heavy, and all experience shows that it is the right way to nepotism and corruption.
What baffles me the most at the farce now unfolding in Danish cycling, is that there is someone who has turned in the table. There is no one who has risen up and protested. It is to me inconceivable that the skilled and highly experienced people in the board just has tacitly looked on, while Henrik Jess Jensen has taken away ever more freedoms.
that the board member Bo Belhage now has put his mandate at stake in a defense of its principles of openness and transparency. On the right, and fairness. Maybe it's too late, but he displays a courage, which no other in the Danish cycling has.
And it bears witness in itself of a management culture - ‘management by fear’ - which do not belong in a voluntary idrætsorganisation. Seen from the outside, must be time for a showdown with amatørismen.
I think, unfortunately, that it looks completely different from the inside out.
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