Brian Cookson clarifies comment on moving track cycling to Winter Olympics

UCI president Brian Cookson suggests possibility of moving track cycling from summer to Winter Olympic Games if it allows more disciplines

Brian Cookson, Track World Cup 2013-14, Manchester

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president Brian Cookson has clarified his recent suggestion that track cycling could be moved to the Winter Olympics to allow the running of more cycling disciplines, saying that it is currently an idea for discussion rather than 'formal UCI policy'.

Cookson was widely quoted on Tuesday as suggesting track cycling should be moved into the Winter Olympics programme as part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 'modernisation' review of the Games, led by IOC president Thomas Bach.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.