Lance Armstrong thinks David Millar is the ‘last person’ who should lead the cyclists’ union

Armstrong called the existing CPA "window dressing" and suggested a "real union" for riders

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Lance Armstrong has said that retired professional cyclist David Millar is the “last person” that comes to mind for the role of president of the cyclists’ union.

Millar put his name up for election as president of the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) two weeks' ago, and his decision to do so has sparked controversy over the way the vote is run. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.