CPA president Gianni Bugno hits back at criticism from Chris Froome and other riders ahead of election

The Italian says he 'felt bad' after comments from Froome, and said he is happy to have David Millar's challenge in the upcoming election

Gianni Bugno at the 2014 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome's criticism regarding the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) and the upcoming election "bothers" president Gianni Bugno, who says he has "defended him."

Bugno and the association are under fire with the elections approaching in one week. He faces rival presidential candidate David Millar and criticism of an unjust electoral process.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.