Brian Cookson

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cookson says UCI will try to tighten up on corticoids and other grey area substances

Speaking about a misuse of cortisone which was highlighted in the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report, UCI president Brian Cookson has said that the UCI is concerned by the use of this and other grey area products and will try to eliminate any abuses. The CIRC report looked into historic and current doping practices […]


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 […]