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Re: Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

21 Apr 2017 19:01

thehog wrote:Here's Brian getting all hot and sweaty over his Sky gear and staying in the same hotel as his heros :cool:

What a total waste of space he is.... total loser.


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So one of the main recommendations of the soon to be published independent enquiry report is very likely to be that Team Sky and British Cycling should be cut adrift in perpetuity (and if that's not a recommendation it should be). That shared pharmacy with no admin records looks a bit awkward, right

In the meantime Cookson's telling us that Team Sky and BC have exclusive use of a hotel for an extended period. Doctors an' all no doubt. To repeat, Cookson (one time Team Sky board member and President of BC) is tweeting his approval of this cosy arrangement even as the independent enquiry report is about to be published

Nice work, Brian!
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21 Apr 2017 19:34

Well, in answer to the title of the thread, I don't know if he's worse than McVerbruggen. Its far too early to tell, but I don't understand why he posts up images of himself in Team Sky kit and talks about being with the team when the team is currently embroiled in some pretty stinky allegations. Has the man no common sense?
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21 Apr 2017 21:42

What a crazy little nut he is. Photos in Sky gear. :D
He's like an even more inept Mr Bean.

Is there no way to get rid of these guys? Lobby for a vote of no confidence or something? (I dunno how it works to get a UCI prez out). Someone like Kimmage in charge would be more like it.
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21 Apr 2017 23:15

As long as the money keeps flowing into the sport and into peoples' wage packets then he won't be going anywhere soon, barring some sort of PR disaster engendered by a scandal involving a bug name racer. Its (mainly) about professional sport, not principles and ethics.

I guess he feels he's weathered the recent Wiggins storm just by keeping his head down for a bit. Now he's popped back up in full Sky strip, such is his confidence.
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21 Apr 2017 23:50

Cookson's seen the report so his actions speak volumes. Sky kit indeed ... :rolleyes:
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Re: Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

29 Apr 2017 01:50

Wiggo's Package wrote: To repeat, Cookson (one time Team Sky board member and President of BC) is tweeting his approval of this cosy arrangement even as the independent enquiry report is about to be published

Nice work, Brian!


It's a little late for this, but nice that it's finally getting some traction.

I was posting in the Sky thread years ago that the BC/Sky arrangement is a copy of the USA Cycling/USPS structure. The federation responsible for enforcing the rules is the one responsible for making a winning team.

In this case Sky's value (like USPS) goes beyond the small, dedicated, audience of competitive cyclists. The UCI and ASO did far better this time with lots of British tax dollars spent on UCI events.
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Re: Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

01 May 2017 03:17

DirtyWorks wrote:
Wiggo's Package wrote: To repeat, Cookson (one time Team Sky board member and President of BC) is tweeting his approval of this cosy arrangement even as the independent enquiry report is about to be published

Nice work, Brian!


It's a little late for this, but nice that it's finally getting some traction.

I was posting in the Sky thread years ago that the BC/Sky arrangement is a copy of the USA Cycling/USPS structure. The federation responsible for enforcing the rules is the one responsible for making a winning team.

In this case Sky's value (like USPS) goes beyond the small, dedicated, audience of competitive cyclists. The UCI and ASO did far better this time with lots of British tax dollars spent on UCI events.


It's no surprise that Cookson has a property in Yorkshire which is no wonder he is promoting races in the area.
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01 May 2017 10:24

Beech Mtn wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:
veganrob wrote:Jeez, Pro cycling is in a downward spiral and Cookson is not doing anything to stop it and seems to be aiding the demise. Can it survive another term from him. I wonder now.


I think UCI Presidents look on the position as a stepping stone to the big table of the IOC were serious brown envelopes are won.

I think it will be impossible for the sport to grow. The motors thing will get bigger. Most people who dont follow cycling think they all dope. Soon they will think they all use hidden motors. The sport is in decline.


Agree with both posts above. They look for new sponsorship by going global into new countries and fanbases, but that only holds for so long. They badly need to stop pissing on the traditional cycling countries and longtime loyal fans. This cannot happen with obvious ridiculousness like Dawg and Sky's new GeeeeeeeeeTeeee man coming to a Giro near you.



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Gonna freebie edit this article. The original quote from BBC:
The head of cycling's world governing body Brian Cookson says he did nothing to be "ashamed of or concerned about" during his tenure at British Cycling.


Should read:
The useless figurehead of cycling's world governing body Brian Cookson says he did nothing during his tenure at British Cycling.


:cool:


Agree fully regards the UCI direction. The Qatar world champs was an absolute joke. In fact a down right embarrassment. There had to be back handers involved there.
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Re: Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

02 May 2017 13:09

Hmmmm......

“Team Sky told BBC Sport on Monday they had not been contacted by the UCI”
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02 May 2017 15:48

Cookson a bigger puppet then even McQuaid. What a joke!
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Re: Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

02 Jun 2017 18:41

Here it is!

https://www.briancookson.org

With his new manifesto which looks the same as the old manifesto of which nothing actually got doej. But we got an awful lot of selfies :cool:
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03 Jun 2017 08:16

Worth every cent of his 340,000 Swiss Francs per year ....
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03 Jun 2017 12:09

Robert5091 wrote:Worth every cent of his 340,000 Swiss Francs per year ....


340K PA swiss francs to be the selfie king of cycling. He deserves a coloured jersey! Black and blue, sky blue :lol:
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03 Jun 2017 12:20

If he is elected again it is just more evidence of how crooked Pro cycling is and that nobody really wants to change it. Don't know how much longer I can take it?
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03 Jun 2017 17:59

goodbye rob! that may seem harsh but there will be no radical change...................

after USADA's reasoned decision opportunity for change was greatest...........we got a 'lil housekeeping

brian's initial manifesto promised independent testing and what happened...............i presume it was too

radical to be allowed by UCI /WADA

brian..............selfie king...............man of the modern people

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04 Jun 2017 17:25

veganrob wrote:If he is elected again it is just more evidence of how crooked Pro cycling is and that nobody really wants to change it. Don't know how much longer I can take it?


Sadly it's a very good chance he will have a second term without contest. The incumbent has a distinct advantage of being able to fly around the world and secure votes under the guise of "developing cycling in non-traditional cycling nations". No doubt Cookson has made promises to these nations in return for votes.
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05 Jun 2017 09:50

Is there no scandal over the Qatar worlds and the non payments to the workers? Not only did the UCI give last year's worlds to a non cycling country with no fans there to watch. They also gave them to a country that hasn't paid the workers at the event. This would be hurtful for most leaders of most organisations but not Cookson.
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06 Jun 2017 09:27

Reading this joker's 6 point plan in his manifesto, you would think that doping was barely an issue in the sport. And absolutely no reference made to mechanical doping. Hear no evil see no evil.

He is not fit to be in charge of world cycling but he has been involved in sweetener deals and buttering up the right people to guaranteee their votes in the next election so he will probably slip back into position unnoticed. It seems as though the UCI president is a harder job to get out of than it is to get into.
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06 Jun 2017 13:22

ontheroad wrote:Reading this joker's 6 point plan in his manifesto, you would think that doping was barely an issue in the sport. And absolutely no reference made to mechanical doping. Hear no evil see no evil.

He is not fit to be in charge of world cycling but he has been involved in sweetener deals and buttering up the right people to guaranteee their votes in the next election so he will probably slip back into position unnoticed. It seems as though the UCI president is a harder job to get out of than it is to get into.



Additionally his 6-point plan covers nothing on rider safety with motobikes and race vehicles. Which beggars belief considering the number of incidents there has been in the last four years. I think Cookson might be brain dead or just very confident that he has the votes to secure re-election.
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06 Jun 2017 14:19

thehog wrote:
ontheroad wrote:Reading this joker's 6 point plan in his manifesto, you would think that doping was barely an issue in the sport. And absolutely no reference made to mechanical doping. Hear no evil see no evil.

He is not fit to be in charge of world cycling but he has been involved in sweetener deals and buttering up the right people to guaranteee their votes in the next election so he will probably slip back into position unnoticed. It seems as though the UCI president is a harder job to get out of than it is to get into.



Additionally his 6-point plan covers nothing on rider safety with motobikes and race vehicles. Which beggars belief considering the number of incidents there has been in the last four years. I think Cookson might be brain dead or just very confident that he has the votes to secure re-election.


Indeed it does beggar belief, but that doesn't make any money for the UCI so it's not deemed important by Cookson.
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