USA Cycling backs Cookson for cycling president

Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson received more support, this time from USA Cycling, heading into next week's UCI presidential elections. Its backing comes after the European Cycling Union (UEC) decided on Sunday to give its full 14 votes to Cookson instead of incumbent, Pat McQuaid.

"[The] election should serve as a turning point for our sport - an historic moment in time when the UCI begins to chart a dynamic, new course and fully regains its international stature and credibility," the US federation said in a press release.

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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.