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by Mark Zalewski
March 7, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins second rain-soaked Paris-Nice, Démare retains yellow; Team Sky riders consider asking Brailsford to step down; Dr. Freeman to be recalled by Parliament committee for testimony, but no Wiggins; Shane Sutton ultimately undone at British Cycling by mystery medical package?; British Cycling appoints new CEO, Julie Harrington, from Football Association; Michael Schär out with fractured collarbone; Paris-Nice weather taking toll on peloton; Lappartient re-elected as European Cycling Union president; Taxi passenger only given fine for dooring of cyclist, causing death; Cyclist seeking Good Samaritans who helped him after crash; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 2 highlights; On-board footage of Caleb Ewan’s win at Abu Dhabi Tour.
David Lappartient has been re-elected as president of the European Cycling Union (UEC), running unopposed for the position.
The management board members. Courtesy: European Cycling Union
UCI president Brian Cookson was in attendance for the meeting of the EUC. There are rumors that Lappartient will challenge him for the UCI presidency in the fall. These rumors were bolstered when Lappartient announced he would not seek a third term as president of the French Cycling Federation, though he said the decision was due to his other commitments, including chairmanship of the Professional Cycling Council and the vice-presidency of the UCI.
“Twenty-sixteen was a year in which the European Cycling Union continued its development thanks to the introduction of the Elite Road European Championships which filled a gap, with cyclocross and with the Eurovision agreement to broadcast live the Elite European Championships in five disciplines, in 80 countries from five continents until 2021,” Lappartient said.
“We also contributed to the fight against technological fraud led by the International Cycling Union (UCI), being aware that there are still important actions to develop such as X-ray technology I would like to thank the UCI President, Brian Cookson, for the actions he has taken to guarantee our sport’s credibility.”
FDJ manager Marc Madiot, who also serves as president of the French National Cycling League (LNC), has said his organisation would back Lappartient in a bid to stand against Brian Cookson as president.
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