World Championships Week - Vos, Costa, Cookson Winners

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10/1/2013| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Brian Cookson (Great Britain) has been elected President of the UCI Fotoreporter Sirotti

World Championships Week - Vos, Costa, Cookson Winners

Is cycling going to get the leadership it deserves?

to truthfully answer any questions put to him? That is indeed the million dollar question. He has numerous people lined up to take him to court, so I’m still a bit leery on how much Armstrong would be willing to disclose as that could affect any pending legal suits.

These are just a couple of issues that Cookson must contend with. Really it comes down to the fact that the central point of the UCI must be run professionally - something that has been lacking for many years. Prior to UCI President McQuaid there was Verbruggen, a man whom strong data suggests he was conveniently turning a blind eye to the institutionalized doping going on within teams.

These first couple of months will be telling as we see if Cookson’s manifesto is something more than a public relations campaign. Also, to really invoke change Cookson needs to sweep out the Old Guard of McQuaid’s lackeys. Meticulously.

So Mr. Cookson, I wish you good luck. Be aware that many are watching and you have a great opportunity to reshape the sport into something so much better.

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