CPA president Gianni Bugno: 'The elections will go ahead and we'll look at the voting system afterwards'

The president says that the pros have had four years to ask for electronic voting, and that it can't be put in place now

Gianni Bugno at the 2014 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) have reacted to the protest letter sent by Chris Froome and cycling's other stars, saying "there won't be a change" and the election for president "will go ahead" tomorrow in Innsbruck.

A group of 27 cyclists including Froome, Geraint Thomas and Greg Van Avermaet wrote to their union and its president Gianni Bugno to demand more time for a fair vote. They claim they were not informed at least a month in advance, as the CPA's own rules require. They've requested a 2019 vote and a renewed election system.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.