Brian Cookson Q&A: 'Chris Boardman winning in Barcelona was the only time I’ve ever cried at a bike race'

Former UCI and British Cycling President tells Cycling Weekly about his time in cycling

Brian Cookson
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As a former president of the UCI and British Cycling, Brian Cookson is an important figure within the sport and is also himself a former racer. Cookson was awarded an OBE in the 2008 New Year’s Honours list for his services to cycling. He recently chatted to Cycling Weekly about his time in the sport and his love for his home roads of Lancashire. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.