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Brian Cookson beaten in landslide for UCI Presidency

Jack Elton-Walters
21 Sep 2017

David Lappartient will be the new UCI President after beating Brian Cookson in election

David Lappartient has recorded a decisive victory against Brian Cookson to become the new UCI President. The Frenchman won 37 votes to the incumbant's eight, which came as a surprise after the vote was expected to be much closer.

Cookson is the first person to last only one term in the role after he beat Pat McQuaid four years ago.

The former head of British Cycling has often been criticised for his work at the UCI and he has not been the revolutionary force many hoped when he was elected.

Cookson was in charge of British Cycling during a period that is now under scrutiny due to the use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and reports of a toxic culture with the Olympic programme.

His absence from the role before the investigation has seen him left mostly out of the investigations.

Lappartient is the former head of the European Cycling Union and counted strong support from national federations from around the Continent.

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