Cookson labels Lance Armstrong's Tour de France ride 'completely inappropriate'

Brian Cookson tells the Sports Industry Breakfast Club that Lance Armstrong would be "well advised" not to take part in Geoff Thomas' charity ride this summer

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

(Image credit: Watson)

UCI president Brian Cookson says it is “completely inappropriate” for Lance Armstrong to ride several stages of the Tour de France route with former footballer Geoff Thomas this summer.

Speaking at the Sports Industry Breakfast Club, Cookson said the plan was disrespectful to the Tour, claiming that Armstrong would be advised not to take part.

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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.