Brian Cookson

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel returns to form with Tour of Poland stage 1 win; Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup by a bike throw; Jempy Drucker wins Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic; Adam Yates wins Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian; BMC exploring legal action after Van Avermaet […]

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Brian Cookson: Rules about minimum wage for the women’s peloton could come soon

He’s previously said that he doesn’t believe that women’s cycling is in an economic position to have firm regulations about the payment of a minimum wage but with the sport developing, UCI President Brian Cookson has said that the time for that is growing closer. “I think we are making great steps now,” Cookson told […]

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A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big […]

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Motors in bikes and a lack of testing at the Tour de France

The testing of six bikes for motors on stage 18 of the Tour de France appears at a glance to be a prudent measure, particularly in light of the UCI’s own admission that mechanical doping is potentially a very big problem in the sport. However an examination by CyclingTips suggests that only a limited number […]

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Marianne Vos, Iris Slappendel and Anna Meares elected to the UCI Athletes Commision

The UCI today announced that Marianne Vos,  Iris Slappendel and Anna Meares are among the 13 athletes elected to the new UCI Athletes Commission. The Athletes Commission aims to improve the training and competition conditions for athletes; ensure that riders are heard by the UCI administration; and reinforce the links between current or recently-retired athletes and the UCI. “I am honoured […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert powers to victory on Giro d’Italia’s 12th stage, Contador adds to his lead; Kristoff wins back-to-back at the Tour of Norway; Adam Phelan into the overall lead at the Tour of Japan; Lauren Kitchen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Zhoushan Island, moves […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Bora Argon 18 defeats WorldTour rivals to take opening stage of Giro del Trentino; Cancellara moves to next stage of recovery from vertebral fracture; Valverde, Gilbert and Froome ready for Flèche Wallonne but hold differing objectives; Nibali criticises Cookson as Astana licence decision nears; The 2015 Amstel […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana license decision expected this week; Hein Verbruggen’s letter to the UCI; Fabio Aru withdraws from the Giro del Trentino with a stomach virus; Profiling 2015’s most prolific winner – Alexander Kristoff; Dylan Durand gets lost and finishes the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege four hours after the […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cookson – Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport; Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; Astana coach reveals training methods for Nibali and Aru ahead of Classics and Giro d’Italia; Simon Gerrans to race the Giro […]

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Cookson: Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport

Following interviews given by both Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid in which both former UCI presidents have suggested that the CIRC report absolves them of any wrongdoing, current president Brian Cookson has questioned those reactions and reiterated that he wants Verbruggen to resign his title of honorary president. Speaking recently to CyclingTips, Cookson said that […]

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