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"We took into account the fact that the women, and in particular Chloe, earn bugger all from the...

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"We took into account the fact that the women, and in particular Chloe, earn bugger all from the sport. And if in fact we imposed an immediate $200 fine that would be a very severe penalty. "For the blokes a $200 fine would be a slap on the wrist. And if the guys earning the big bucks did something similar they could expect a much more savage outcome, but Chloe would be on 10,000Euros or something a year, she has to pay for all her own accommodation, all her own living expenses. "Chloe was very contrite and we said to her 'we respect your right to savagely criticise the attitude of the UCI and things that Pat McQuaid has done and said, but you can't attack the messenger. You can attack the message, and we respect her right to do that, but calling someone a dick or a dickhead just doesn’t elevate the discussion at all and she knew that.'"

Hosking cops a sympathetic fine Cycling Australia respond to the "Chloe Hosking calls Pat McQuaid 'a bit of a dick'" thing in a way that makes me laugh out loud - go Aussie!

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