Cycling Australia (CA) has taken the highly-unusual step of publicly criticising world governing body the UCI over how it historically handled the sport's doping scourge.
As CA announced it had officially sacked Matt White from the important part-time role of elite men's road national co-ordinator, the national body added it was now critical how the UCI responded to the US Anti-Doping Agency's evidence against Lance Armstrong.
The UCI has three weeks to respond after USADA handed over a massive amount of evidence in its case against Armstrong.
UCI figures such as president Pat McQuaid have previously been critical of USADA's case.
"We acknowledge that there is now clear evidence that the UCI, until recent times, failed to fully and properly do its part to stamp out doping," the CA board said in a statement.
"How the UCI responds to the USADA file and how it addresses the allegations within it will be critical to the reputation of the organisation and that of the sport of cycling.
"We ... encourage the UCI to take this very real opportunity to steer the sport into a new future."
CA president Klaus Mueller said the UCI deserved credit for the introduction of the biological passport anti-doping program and how it handled the fallout from the 2006 Operation Puerto doping scandal.
Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur, one of Australian cycling's most powerful figures, is also the UCI's Oceania region president.
"Mike should obviously take counsel from his constituents in Oceania, from all the member states," CA president Klaus Mueller said.
"I would hope he does that."
As cycling continues to reel from last week's release of the USADA evidence:
* Mueller admitted that when CA appointed White to the coordinator role, they never asked him directly whether he had doped during his racing career.
"We assumed, as we do with our other employees, that unless we have evidence to the contrary, there's a simple assumption of innocence in relation to that," Mueller said.
"That's an assumption I believe most employers make when they deal with engaging employees."
* Mueller strongly defended CA's process before it appointed White to the co-ordinator role early last year.
"I'm not suggesting the process was perfect ... (but) it wasn't haphazard," Mueller said.
* Mueller admitted CA sponsors had expressed concern about the current saga, but he hopes there will be no fallout.
"It (the sport) is now cleaner than it ever has been in the past," he said.
* Orica-GreenEDGE said it would wait before deciding what to do about White.
He stood down from his CA job and his full-time role as a team director at Orica-GreenEDGE last week because of evidence in the USADA report linking him to doping.
White also confessed to doping while riding for Armstrong's US Postal team in the early 2000s.
GreenEDGE general manager Shayne Bannan said White would soon meet with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency.
"There's no pressure on us to make a rushed decision," Bannan told AAP.
* Mueller admitted it was wrong for him last week to raise the idea of an amnesty for cyclists who had doped.
* Mueller welcomed discussion about ASADA receiving wider investigative powers.
"There's a general recognition ... that mere testing is not going to catch most cheats," he said.
* Mueller and Bannan expressed optimism that cycling's biggest doping problems are now in the past.
"I think there was a significant change in behaviours from about 2005-06, particularly with the introduction of the biological passport," Mueller said.