Cookson hails successful mixed-gender track cycling test event

The test event for mixed-gender track cycling races was held in Aigle, Switzerland, and was hailed a great success by UCI president Brian Cookson

(Photo: Casey B Gibson)

(Image credit: Casey B Gibson)

UCI president Brian Cookson has hailed a mixed men’s and women’s track cycling test event as “a huge success” as four under-23 teams competed in a team sprint at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland.

The development of women’s cycling was one of Cookson’s manifesto aims before he was elected president, and cycling events that see men and women competing at the same time seems like an obvious way to completely break down the gender divide.

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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.