Cookson: UCI committed in support of para-cycling

International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven told the UCI there were 'serious reservations' about the future of the sport

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

(Image credit: Watson)

UCI president Brian Cookson admits the governing body has ‘dropped the ball’ with para-cycling and insists he will make good on the promises in his 2013 manifesto.

Cookson, who replaced Pat McQuaid as the head of the UCI, said in his manifesto that he would help the sport grow as one but instead the sport almost missed out on a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

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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.