Brian Cookson

Cookson: disc brakes might be allowed in some UCI events later this year

Recent reports suggested that disc brakes could make their debut by next season but, according to UCI president Brian Cookson, the new technology may potentially be in the peloton sooner than that. The UCI and others have been weighing up the introduction of new braking systems for some time. Increased stopping power over a variety […]


Cookson on motors in bikes: “Our information is this is a very real possibility”

Commenting after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission outlined a real danger that riders are, or could, be using motors in bikes, UCI president Brian Cookson has admitted that this could be the case. The Briton has said that the UCI is taking the matter extremely seriously and warned any teams or riders tempted by the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Domenico Pozzovivo wins stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya, Pierre Rolland takes overall lead; Jelle Wallays leads Topsport Vlaanderen 1-2 at Dwaars Door Vlaanderen; Mirsamad Poorseyedigolakhour wins stage 4 at the Tour of Taiwan in Iranian domination; Saxo Bank CEO offers to mediate between […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Quintana holds on to win Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final time trial; Mollema satisfied with time trial improvements; Cookson unimpressed with Armstrong’s plans to return to Tour de France; Welsh start and toughest ever summit finish for Tour of Britain; Blythe: I’m very impressed by […]


CIRC report: Kimmage ‘would be astonished’ if Verbruggen lawsuit continues

Speaking in the wake of a Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report that was critical of the past presidents of the UCI, Paul Kimmage has said that he would be very surprised if Hein Verbruggen’s lawsuit against him were to continue. Verbruggen and his successor Pat McQuaid both launched suits against Kimmage in the past, […]


Cookson tells cycling world to prepare for ‘uncomfortable’ CIRC doping report

Speaking in advance of the release of the long awaited, year long investigation into Lance Armstrong, the US Postal Service, past doping and the UCI’s actions around that time, Brian Cookson has cautioned everyone involved in cycling to brace themselves for what is coming. The UCI president was referring to the Cycling Independent Reform Commission […]


The Week in Bike #56 – The Apology Show

I’ll admit it—I’m human. Sometimes I get things wrong. So to make up for fifty-some-odd episodes worth of misdeeds, half-truths and false accusations, I present a show dedicated specifically to apologizing for all the snafus. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


The Week in Bike #50 – Eyeballs

The never-ending hunt for eyeballs creates some interesting contradictions. Generally, things seem to work out best when you give the people what they want. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


UCI clarifies: Licence Commission still awaiting information from CONI, but decision tomorrow

The UCI has clarified a story in today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, staying that its Licence Commission has not yet received the Padova report into doping allegations against Michele Ferrari, including claims that he worked with the Astana team. Although La Gazzetta quoted UCI President Brian Cookson as saying that documentation had been sent by […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Specialized lululemon becomes Velocio-SRAM; Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive – Okishev fails A test for steroids; Tony Martin to attempt the hour record in 2015; Cookson open to shortening the Grand Tours; Bono surgeon reveals extensive injuries arising from bike smash; Smith […]