this is via the ever informative inner ring (inner ring, nah, never use it myself...) but even for the UCI this is particularly Brezhnevian. the bar is high, but one has to say they cleared it with aplomb.
I would recommend reading the statement for the full WTF effect (and or slap yourself upside the head with a ten pound salmon, whichever is more convenient) but it can be roughly summarised as "the past is a different country, we did things differently there. And by the way, we ROCK"? Combination of LP Hartley, surfer dude, and Beria. Only in Aigle, believe me.
Which begs the question, is there ANY way these self elected, corrupt, blind, arrogant, self obsessed apparatchiks can be levered out of place? Answers on a postcard please.