UCI Chief Brian Cookson Touts On-Board Cycle Cameras

PARIS, April 09, 2014 (AFP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said he is mulling over the idea of installing cameras on professional racers' bicycles to bring fans closer to their heroes. Already, Belgian broadcaster Sporza have experimented with dashboard cameras in certain team vehicles at Gent-Wevelgem and Sunday's Tour of Flanders with great success. … [Read more...]

Brian Cookson Believes The IOC Should Mull Sports Overhaul

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LONDON, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should consider moving sports such as track cycling, judo and badminton to the Winter Games, according to the president of world cycling's governing body, the UCI. Brian Cookson, in an interview with Press Association Sport released Tuesday, said such a change could take the pressure off the "overheated" Summer … [Read more...]

UCI DopingTruth Commission ‘Early In The New Rear’

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Lance Armstrong US Postal Team by Johannes MYBURGH JOHANNESBURG, Nov 13, 2013 (AFP) - International cycling's "truth and reconciliation commission" after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal should be up and running early next year, the world cycling boss told AFP Wednesday. "I'm hoping to make an announcement in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping that the whole thing will be up … [Read more...]

‘Miracle’ Needed To Reopen Lance Armstrong Case Says WADA

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12, 2013 - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong needs nothing less than a "miracle" to revisit his lifetime ban from sports after admitting to doping, the world anti-doping body chief said Tuesday. "I see it as done and dusted and it would take something close to a miracle to see it go forward in his case," said John Fahey, outgoing president of the World Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

Froome Backs New UCI Chief To Usher In New Dawn

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN TOKYO, Oct 25, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has backed new International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson to rid the sport of its doping culture and usher in a new dawn. Froome had to field a number of questions and suspicions related to his performances during his masterful victory at the Grand Boucle in July as some … [Read more...]

Armstrong Offered Olive Branch By New UCI Chief

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by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 27, 2013 (AFP) - New world cycling chief Brian Cookson is hoping disgraced Lance Armstrong can play a key role in a 'truth and reconciliation' process and help heal the wounds of the troubled sport. Cookson beat incumbent Pat McQuaid to the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after a turbulent election process on Friday. … [Read more...]

Brian Cookson Elected President of UCI

Britain's Brian Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after beating incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process on Friday. Cookson, the president of British Cycling since 1996, took the presidency with 24 votes to McQuaid's 18 from the 42 voting delegates. It capped a long and frustrating day in Florence's Palazio Vecchio … [Read more...]

Bitter UCI Race For Cycling Hot Seat Approaching Finish

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 26, 2013 (AFP) - Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) holds its presidential election. Barely a year after disgraced American Lance Armstrong was banned for life for doping, cycling is about to elect a leader it … [Read more...]

Brian Cookson Vows To Clean Up UCI If Elected

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Sept 17, 2013 - International Cycling Union (UCI) presidential candidate Brian Cookson has vowed to cleanse the organisation of its tarnished reputation over doping if he is elected next week. Cookson, the British Cycling president, is challenging incumbent UCI chief Pat McQuaid for the presidency at next week's Congress in Florence, during the … [Read more...]

Britain’s Brian Cookson To Challenge UCI’s Pat McQuaid

LONDON, June 04, 2013 (AFP) - British Cycling chief Brian Cookson said on Tuesday that he would challenge controversial incumbent Pat McQuaid for the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Irishman McQuaid has been in charge of the sport's global governing body since 2006 but has come under pressure for the way in which the UCI reacted to the fall-out from the Lance … [Read more...]