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by Matt de Neef
September 18, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Sunweb wins women’s team time trial world title; Sunweb wins men’s team time trial world title; Mads Pedersen secures overall victory at the Tour of Denmark; Liam Bertazzo wins the Tour of China I, Joe Cooper second; Peter Sagan falls ill in world championships lead-up; Cookson, Lappartient continue campaigning ahead of UCI presidential election; Greg Henderson joins USA Cycling as endurance performance director; Manuel Quinziato on retirement and what comes next; Cobblestones to feature in 2018 Tour de France stage?
With less than a week until the UCI Congress meets to elect the governing body’s next president, the two candidates are ramping up their campaigns.
Incumbent president Brian Cookson has used former World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman to spruik his anti-doping credentials.
“Cycling had a somewhat turbulent history of doping in the first decade of this century,” Howman said, in a piece featured on Cookson’s website. “When Brian Cookson became UCI President in 2013, he commenced an approach to remedy this immediately.
“Forming a Commission to determine the [doping] problems, developing an independent anti-doping body to address them, and building a bridge of effective communication with WADA, Brian has succeeded in creating a new environment for the sport; a reputation now to be built on.”
Presidential challenger David Lappartient, meanwhile, has published a video reiterating his passion for and long history with the sport.
Follow the link to read more at Brian Cookson’s website and David Lappartient’s website.