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Cycling powerbroker, Igor Makarov, hit with sanctions

Makarov is persona non grata in Canada and Australia, having been identified as a "close associate of the Russian regime".

Pressure mounts on UCI over Russian ties

A rift has formed around the continued presence of certain management committee members, including Igor Makarov.

British Cycling calls for tougher measures in cycling's Ukraine response

British Cycling is pushing for the suspension of the Russian and Belarusian Federations, management committee members, and riders.

The Russian billionaire at the heart of world cycling

Who is Igor Makarov, and how deep does his influence in cycling go? 

David Lappartient stands unopposed in bid for second UCI presidential term

The Frenchman's re-election is now a formality.

Human rights abuses and the home of the European track championships

The European Track Cycling Championships are set to be held in Belarus, despite sanctions from the IOC and human rights concerns.

The dictator, the oligarch and the UCI president

When politics, business and sport collide: the strange story of international cycling's dance with one of the world's most notorious dict...

The UCI just gave its highest award to this dictator

Last week was a big week for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. The former dentist had a packed schedule of days f...

The weekly spin: The intersection of pro cycling and basic human rights

It’s always been difficult for me to embrace WorldTour racing in what amount to repressive, police states. And as the professional peloto...