Cookson fires back at Verbruggen's 'agreement' claims as UCI feud continues

UCI president Brian Cookson says a confidential agreement made with Hein Verbruggen is now null, with the former president not respecting his commitments

Brian Cookson on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

It's pretty safe to assume that Brian Cookson and Hein Verbruggen are not on each other's Christmas card list this year, with the current and former UCI presidents disagreeing once more - this time on a supposed agreement between the pair.

In March, Cookson asked Verbruggen to step down from his position of honorary president at the UCI in light of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission's (CIRC) report, which didn't paint the Dutchman and his successor Pat McQuaid in a particularly good light.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.