Brian Cookson refuses "public conflict" with former UCI president Verbruggen

Current UCI president Brian Cookson says he will not react publicly after Hein Verbruggen slams him in a letter to the UCI

Brian Cookson, by Chris Auld

(Image credit: Chris Auld)

UCI President Brian Cookson has responded to scathing criticism from honorary leader Hein Verbruggen who has refused to surrender his title.

Verbruggen in a 3350-word letter to the UCI Management Committee slammed the incumbent, questioning the balance of the highly-publicised Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report that partly investigated allegations of corruption and complicity in his 1991-2005 administration and that of successor Pat McQuaid.

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