Pat McQuaid calls Brian Cookson's UCI president candidature 'odd'

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In a letter to the national federations, President Pat McQuaid questioned Brian Cookson's decision to run against him in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) elections this autumn.

"I must admit," McQuaid wrote, "that I find Mr Cookson's decision to be an odd one for a number of different reasons."

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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.