UCI president Brian Cookson responds to athletics doping scandal

The UCI president Brian Cookson expresses concern over WADA report into doping in athletics and the non-compliance of anti-doping authorities

Brian Cookson at the 2015 Annual UCI Congress

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UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he will be discussing the implications of the recent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report into doping in Russian athletics with the Russian cycling federation in the coming days.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly, Cookson also expressed concern over the recent revelation that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), along with five others, is non-compliant with the WADA Code.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.