Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 21, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: France’s Lappartient declares he will run against Cookson in UCI presidential election; Cookson questions Lappartient’s vision, says Frenchman hasn’t provided a detailed plan; Lance Armstrong wants Andreu and LeMond, USADA report and more excluded from fraud trial; Cummings to return to racing in British championships; How the UCI president gets elected; Jesse Anthony details battle against mononucleosis; Peter Sagan to become a father; Bahrain Merida review of 2017 Giro; Cycling Motivation 2017 – The Classics

How The UCI President Gets Elected

by CyclingTips

A timely post by INRNG today, detailing the ins and outs of the UCI’s presidential election.

Here’s an excerpt:

To be elected President a simple majority is needed, so 23 delegates out of 45, assuming all 45 vote rather than abstain. Brian Cookson won in 2013 with 24 votes to Pat McQuaid’s 18; there were 42 voting delegates back then (7 for Africa and 14 for Europe). While most votes at the UCI Congress involve a show of hands a secret ballot is used for the presidential election.

Should a third, or more candidates, come stand for election then the vote has two rounds. On the first round the two with the highest vote win and go through to the second round whereby a majority is needed. If it just two candidates in Lappartient and Cookson then it’s a simple vote by secret ballot where the one with the most votes wins.

A candidate has to be nominated by a national federation. David Lappartient is supported by the French federation. Brian Cookson has the support of British Cycling.

Click through to read more at INRNG