Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson Interview: Team size revision, Tour anti-doping, disc-brake ban and more

As he did last year, UCI president Brian Cookson attended the La Course women’s race in Paris on Sunday, held on the final day of the Tour de France. Several hours before the men thundered onto the Champs Elysées, Cookson watched the sport’s top women fight it out for honours in the race. While that …

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Hidden motors: UCI announces results of Tour de France checks

The UCI has announced that it carried out a total of 3,773 magnetic resistance tests for motors over the course of the Tour de France, and that no evidence of technological fraud was found. The tests came months after the first-ever case of mechanical doping proved that such motors were a real threat to the …

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Rights groups urge sponsors not to back Bahrain WorldTour team

The team is months away from riding its first race but, already, it seems the Bahrain WorldTour project has mountains to climb. Rights groups have announced that they have taken active measures to try to hamper the project, with two bodies contacting sponsors to warn them off. The project was officially announced in May and …

UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use

ANGERS, France (CT) – UCI president Brian Cookson has pledged cooperation with Tour de France organiser ASO and the French authorities in order to fight the threat of hidden motors. Prior to the start of the event ASO confirmed that thermal imaging cameras would be introduced in order to enable a moving Grand Tour peloton …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan swaps rainbow stripes for yellow jersey with Stage 2 victory at Tour de France; Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink; Tour of Austria kicks off with uphill prologue and field sprint stage; Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France, …

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Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms

The possibility of a major, and potentially devastating, rift in the sport appears to have been averted after the UCI and ASO have confirmed an agreement over WorldTour reforms. These and other stakeholders met on Wednesday as part of the Professional Cycling Council and eked out an agreement on the next steps in that reform, …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 2: The Rás, Planet Krypton, and embracing hardship

The first weekly CyclingTips podcast had an American angle, being hosted by US editor Neal Rogers and drawing largely on interviews done in and around the Amgen Tour of California. This time around we head across the Atlantic and take a look at the An Post Rás, the legendary Irish event which has been part …

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Daily News Digest

Greipel gallops to stage honours on Giro d’Italia stage five; Brian Cookson indicates possible sanctions for Van den Driessche’s entourage; Canadian downhill champ Steve Smith dies at 26; Teams selected for 27th Giro Rosa; Dutch Giro d’Italia start heralded as ‘best ever’; 2018 Giro starting in Japan?; Hamburg Cyclassics in dire need of sponsorship; Froome …

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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 …

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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 …

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