Brian Cookson

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 […]

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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 […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Mullens, Donohoe win inaugural Melbourne Kermesse Championships; Paying minimum wage to pro women cyclists could backfire – Cookson; Movistar team’s 2015 line-up completed; Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team line-up announced; NetApp-Endura renamed as Bora-Argon 18 for 2015; Lisa Brennauer interview – The most successful rider of […]

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Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to the Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Bonifazio wins stage eight of Tour of Hainan, moves to second overall; Frustrated by near miss, Cantwell motivated to win final stage in Hainan; Cookson doubts three week women’s Tour de France is viable to run during men’s event; UCI President believes […]

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Cookson hoping La Course develops into bigger event for women’s cycling

UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he hopes that the new La Course race run by Tour de France organisers will evolve beyond the current one day setup, although he said that for now he was not aware if this is being planned. “I don’t know [if this is on the cards],” he told […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador travels back to Madrid for medical assessment – Vuelta not likely; Fabian Cancellara abandons Tour de France to prepare for World Championships; Richie Porte the next Steven Bradbury?; Marianne Vos at Tour de France to promote women’s cycling; Elizabeth Armitstead wins stage 1 of […]

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Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]

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Interview with Brian Cookson

Reflecting on the first three months as President, Brian Cookson also talks about the future of the Independent Commission, Women in cycling and lots more…

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What you need to know about the UCI election (part one)

It seems like there’s a new development in the UCI presidency story every day now, and with the vote less than a month away we’ve put together a series of articles to help you make sense of the election, the candidates and the controversy. In this first part, we bring you up to speed and […]

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Doping inquiry would call on Verbruggen: UCI challenger

PARIS, June 24, 2013 (AFP) – British Cycling president Brian Cookson said he would expect honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Hein Verbruggen to testify in any future inquiry to be held into the sport’s murky doping past. “No one is above and beyond any involvement in that process,” said Cookson, who is bidding to […]

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