Brian Cookson: I am 100% supportive of Pat McQuaid

Pat McQuaid

Brian Cookson has rejected claims made this morning that he has been lined up as a replacement for Pat McQuaid as president of the International Cycling Union (UCI).

Speaking to Cycling Weekly, Cookson refuted the speculation linking him to the UCI's top job and insisted that he is fully supportive of the Irishman, who has been in the role since 2005.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.