Tag: Igor Makarov

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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...