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Cycling: Australia happy with Cookson election

Australian cycling chiefs believe Brian Cookson's election as president of the sport's world governing body can prompt a positive, global impact. Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Friday after beating embattled incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process. It capped a long and frustrating day in Florence's Palazio Vecchio, where McQuaid, in power since 2005, had initially failed to gain nomination but forced his way through by relying on loopholes in the UCI constitution.

Cookson wins UCI vote after chaotic congress

By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Briton Brian Cookson was elected International Cycling Union (UCI) president on Friday amid farcical scenes to bring an end to the lurching eight-year reign of Pat McQuaid. Cookson won by 24 votes to 18 in the vote that took place towards the end of a long and chaotic UCI congress in Florence after an acrimonious campaign with mud-slinging from both camps.

Cycling: Cookson ousts McQuaid as UCI president

Britain's Brian Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after beating incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process on Friday. Cookson, the president of British Cycling since 1996, took the presidency with 24 votes to McQuaid's 18 from the 42 voting delegates. It capped a long and frustrating day in Florence's Palazio Vecchio where McQuaid, in power since 2005, had initially failed to gain nomination but forced his way through by relying on loopholes in the UCI constitution.

Cycling: Cookson ousts McQuaid as UCI president

Britain's Brian Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after beating incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process on Friday. Cookson, the president of British Cycling since 1996, took the presidency with 24 votes to McQuaid's 18 from the 42 voting delegates. It capped a long and frustrating day in Florence's Palazio Vecchio where McQuaid, in power since 2005, had initially failed to gain nomination but forced his way through by relying on loopholes in the UCI constitution.

McQuaid denies telling team member not to cooperate

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid denied on Thursday an allegation that he told an employee of a professional team not to cooperate with an investigation into disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. "Never did anything like that," McQuaid told Reuters in a text message.

Cycling: Bitter race for cycling hot seat approaching finish

Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) holds its presidential election. Barely a year after digraced American Lance Armstrong was banned for life for doping, cycling is about to elect a leader it hopes can pump fresh life into the sport and push it towards a doping-free future.

Cycling: McQuaid confident of quick win in election

Cycling chief Pat McQuaid told AFP he is confident that now he has been cleared to be a candidate he will be re-elected easily as President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) later this month. The 64-year-old Irishman - who has been president for eight years - has faced a vitriolic assault on him since the other candidate Englishman Brian Cookson entered the race in early June. McQuaid has been attacked for many things including his handling of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, which eventually saw the UCI strip the American of his seven Tour de France titles.

Presidency row takes spotlight off 'good year'

By Karolos Grohmann BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Cycling is on the road to recovery from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal but a good season for the sport has been overshadowed by a bitter presidency campaign, incumbent Pat McQuaid said on Monday. McQuaid is locked in an ugly election wrangle with challenger Brian Cookson, with the pair exchanging accusations for months as they seek control of the International Cycling Union (UCI) at elections later this month.

Australia throws weight behind Cookson for top UCI job

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cycling has thrown its weight behind Briton Brian Cookson's campaign to unseat Pat McQuaid as head of the International Cycling Union at the global governing body's election next month. Cycling Australia's (CA) support is likely to mean Cookson can rely on three votes from Oceania's regional federation, which may prove decisive in a tightly contested poll with only 42 casting voters across the globe.

Cycling: UCI chief McQuaid loses Swiss backing

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid received a blow Wednesday to his bid to win a third term in the role as the Swiss Cycling Federation withdrew their backing for his candidacy. Irishman McQuaid had already seen his homeland remove their support for him but then thought he been granted a reprieve when the Swiss stepped in. But now he has lost their backing as well, he is left needing to change the rules in order to stand for election.
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