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03 Mar 2017 17:38

“It is richly ironic that UK Sport has used cycling as a stick to beat other sports with for many years, even though it was abundantly clear that its governance structures were weak,” Warner said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2017/03/02/team-sky-british-cycling-fire-missing-medical-records-latest/
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04 Mar 2017 16:06

Cookson hiding with Saudi Princes rather than deal with Sky/BC fallout.

Cycling a circus that keeps the entertainment level turned up to 11!!!
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04 Mar 2017 19:06

Benotti69 wrote:Cookson hiding with Saudi Princes rather than deal with Sky/BC fallout.

Cycling a circus that keeps the entertainment level turned up to 11!!!

Maybe because he was an executive at British Cycling when Freeman was sticking needles into Brailsford? I'd skip country too. Wouldn't want anyone to remember I exist and all that.

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04 Mar 2017 21:59

ScienceIsCool wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:Cookson hiding with Saudi Princes rather than deal with Sky/BC fallout.

Cycling a circus that keeps the entertainment level turned up to 11!!!

Maybe because he was an executive at British Cycling when Freeman was sticking needles into Brailsford? I'd skip country too. Wouldn't want anyone to remember I exist and all that.

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Wonder was Cookie getting the old Kenacort injection to ride his bike?

Brailsford a junkie, hey who would've thought????? :lol:
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04 Mar 2017 22:13

Cookson is some clown to have in charge. Gone into hiding as per usual since the further revelations at Westminster last week.

Is he worse than McQuaid. I'd say he's definitely no better and lacks any kind of authority or leadership. Has shown absolutely no desire to change the culture within cycling.
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05 Mar 2017 13:30

I'm hoping that as soon as the rich seam that is BC / Sky / Freeman / Wiggo dies down, then the media will start hunting down other stories - like this joker's role in the affair, and the results of Froome et al. My only fear is that they will lose interest when the main show is over.
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05 Mar 2017 21:41

Cookson defended Sky/Wiggins sue of TUEs last Oct'16

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2016/10/19/wiggins-tues-within-rules-cookson

He might want to go on record and correct this.
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05 Mar 2017 23:11

Benotti69 wrote:Cookson defended Sky/Wiggins sue of TUEs last Oct'16

http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2016/10/19/wiggins-tues-within-rules-cookson

He might want to go on record and correct this.


How could there possibly have been a problem with Sky in 2011 ?, Cooksons own son was working for them at that point ...
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06 Mar 2017 03:41

I'm beginning respect Lance more and more as time goes on.

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06 Mar 2017 04:01

It is starting to worry me how often lately I find myself agreeing with Lance Armstrong ...........
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06 Mar 2017 06:46

thehog wrote:It just goes to show that UKAD, UKsport have no way of controlling Sky or Brailsford. He does as he pleases.


I posted for a long time that UKAD, or any other NADO have no authority over the IOC sports federations. Is it any clearer now?

It's a great system. The IOC and sports federations pretend WADA/NADOs have authority. When they don't. Not even a little. The sports press confuses the situation so they get their press passes every four years.
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06 Mar 2017 07:05

ontheroad wrote:Cookson is some clown to have in charge. Gone into hiding as per usual since the further revelations at Westminster last week.

Is he worse than McQuaid. I'd say he's definitely no better and lacks any kind of authority or leadership. Has shown absolutely no desire to change the culture within cycling.


Well, since the UCI President has to come from the management committee, he wasn't ever going to do anything to change the culture. He liked the culture just fine.

Current affairs suggest ASO/Lappartient are well positioned for the next election.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Mr. Lappartient has a big money outside sponsor for a new WT team based in France. Who will, remarkably, become grand tour and Olympic dominant in a 24 months and Paris wins the summer games bid. Crazy!
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06 Mar 2017 07:43

thehog wrote:I'm beginning respect Lance more and more as time goes on.

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Indeed.... Thank you, Lance ...
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06 Mar 2017 14:03

thehog wrote:I'm beginning respect Lance more and more as time goes on.

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That will only aid Cookson. While participants in the clinic can see the 50 shades of grey in the sport some only see black and white and will argue well if Lance calls Cookson a clown Cookson must be doing something right.

I wonder did Lance post that to help Cookson.
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08 Mar 2017 23:38

Former British Cycling president Brian Cookson has also not given any evidence



What a waste of space :rolleyes:
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13 Mar 2017 18:02

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pooley-on-brailsford-a-fish-rots-from-the-head/

Is she talking about Brailsford here? Brian was the head of the stinking fish.
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13 Mar 2017 18:21

S2Sturges wrote:
thehog wrote:I'm beginning respect Lance more and more as time goes on.

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Indeed.... Thank you, Lance ...


I've never really noticed before how much like Jeremy Corbyn, Cookson looks.

Both complete wastes of Oxygen too.
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13 Mar 2017 18:26

Mayo from Mayo wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pooley-on-brailsford-a-fish-rots-from-the-head/

Is she talking about Brailsford here? Brian was the head of the stinking fish.


I'd like to think she's leaving it open to interpretation, but I'd say it's an indictment of BC in general despite the fact she points out not all the apples are rotten. It's seems to be a corporate culture issue at the heart of it.

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14 Mar 2017 12:47

Mayo from Mayo wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pooley-on-brailsford-a-fish-rots-from-the-head/

Is she talking about Brailsford here? Brian was the head of the stinking fish.
If you read what you said it's pretty clear that she's not talking about Cookson.
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14 Mar 2017 13:07

How did Cookson come to be in charge of BC in the first place? I get how he got the UCI job, but who decided Cookie was such a dynamite administrator that he'd be perfect to head up British cycling?
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