Brian Cookson

Ten days after Demoitié’s death, what’s the latest on motorbike safety?

The Tour of Flanders is one of the toughest races in cycling, but that paled into insignificance when compared to what the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team endured on Monday. Attending a team-mate’s funeral was a brutal moment. It was a week after Antoine Demoitié was struck by a motorbike and killed in Gent-Wevelgem. Laying him to […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan solos to his first Monument success at the Tour of Flanders; Lizzie Armitstead wins the Tour of Flanders with a bike throw; Michael Matthews wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Ion Izagirre claims the GP Miguel Indurain; Cyril Gautier wins Paris-Camembert; Greg Van Avermaet out of Paris-Roubaix and Amstel […]


Cookson sceptical about doctor’s doping claims in undercover investigation

Responding to an investigation by the Sunday Times which quoted a doctor as saying that he had given banned substances to 150 elite sportspeople, UCI president Brian Cookson has expressed scepticism. “I saw that article,” Cookson confirmed to CyclingTips prior to the start of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen [Tour of Flanders] on Sunday morning. “It […]


Daily News Digest

Kristoff takes stage one of Three Days of De Panne; Kristoff admits surprise at result; Astana duo gunning for general classification win; Cookson pledges action over Antoine Demoitié’s death, but says full facts are needed; Criticism after close calls in Three Days of De Panne; Ag2r la Mondiale DS on Demoitié’s crash: We knew it […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Arnaud Demare wins a chaotic Milan-San Remo; Lizzie Armitstead wins race three in the Women’s WorldTour, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda; Demare’s monumental San Remo victory – One for the outsiders; Demare denies holding onto team car in Milan-San Remo finale; Matthews left devastated after Milan-San Remo crash; Alejandro Valverde to skip the Tour […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins stage six of Tirreno-Adriatico; Sagan to keep fighting for overall victory; One day before Tirreno showdown, Van Avermaet admits time trial is not his preferred discipline; Van Garderen loses overall chance of success due to being caught in a crash; Vos nabs top 10 […]


UCI hails high demand from organisers for future WorldTour licences

The UCI’s planned WorldTour reforms have the stated intention of increasing stability within the sport, granting licences for longer than before. The effects of this have been seen ten months before the start of the new season, with the UCI announcing Tuesday that there is a high demand from organisers for such licences in 2017. […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Peter Kennaugh wins the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; Amanda Spratt claims the Cadel Evans Women’s Race; Cyclocross world titles for Wout van Aert, Thalita De Jong, Eli Iserbyt and Evie Richards; Greipel wins again at the Challenge Mallorca, Cancellara and Brambilla also on the […]


Cookson: ‘Message to all cheaters is that we will catch up with you sooner or later’

As members of the media piled into the press room on the World Cyclocross Championship course in Heusden-Zolder for an otherwise routine press conference, there was only one topic of interest: the first caught technical fraud case. Belgian under-23 rider Femke van den Driessche is under investigation over what the UCI has described as technological […]


Photo gallery: Bridie O’Donnell’s world record breaking hour

Bridie O’Donnell set a new UCI world hour record of 46.882 kilometres on Friday night in front of a crowd of thousands at Adelaide’s Super-Drome. The weather was a warm 29°C and the pressure favourably low for the attempt, which took place in a city swarming with cyclists in the midst of the Santos Tour Down Under. The […]