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Cycling’s favourite dictator is stepping aside

Change is afoot in the cycling-mad country of Turkmenistan.

David Lappartient stands unopposed in bid for second UCI presidential term

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

A sad dictator rides through Ashgabat on World Bicycle Day

It was supposed to be one of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's best days of the year.

UCI moves Track Worlds from 'COVID-free' Turkmenistan due to COVID

The 2021 Ashgabat Track Worlds are a non-starter.

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.

'Covid-free' Turkmenistan to vaccinate riders against virus it won't acknowledge

The 2021 Track Worlds host will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all athletes – despite denying the existence of COVID in the country.

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...