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Newsflash. Brian Cookson, british cycling, to stand against Pat McQuaid (SUI) for uci

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Newsflash. Brian Cookson, british cycling, to stand against Pat McQuaid (SUI) for uci

03 Jun 2013 13:38

Owen Slot of the times just tweeted it.

Wow...not expecting that.
Sometimes, I wish all the bits of my life had an ignore button...

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03 Jun 2013 13:43

Surprised.

He was backing McQuaid a few months back. The only way I would have seen him go forward was if McQuaid couldn't get support of a national federation as I didn't think he would run against him due to him supporting McQuaid before.
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03 Jun 2013 13:44

There goes Sky's protection for the Tour.

Hein has the power to make you positive.

Foolish move.

Cookson. No chance.
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03 Jun 2013 13:50

Hog you need to get back to moonwalk training advise on this one. Or is this another wind up?
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03 Jun 2013 14:01

Pity Turtur got knifed by his on confederation, he could have stood too...
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03 Jun 2013 14:03

Endorsed by change cycling now according to twitter. Well, hog, its either madness or genius. If he wins surely sky will simply take places 1-9 in each gt?
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Opinions are a bit like a**eholes. Everybody has one, and they are often full of the same thing.
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03 Jun 2013 14:17

martinvickers wrote:Endorsed by change cycling now according to twitter. Well, hog, its either madness or genius. If he wins surely sky will simply take places 1-9 in each gt?


Thought you had me on ignore? :rolleyes:

It will be madness if he doesn't win.

I hope he does but can't see him getting the numbers.
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03 Jun 2013 14:34

Surly a better option than McQuaid at least, good to see he got CCN's endorsement.
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03 Jun 2013 15:11

gooner wrote:Surprised.

He was backing McQuaid a few months back. The only way I would have seen him go forward was if McQuaid couldn't get support of a national federation as I didn't think he would run against him due to him supporting McQuaid before.


I am only surprised by the timing - I wasn't expecting his announcement until next week.

This is big news, it is great that someone is standing up against McQ but until he states what he plans to do about cyclings (very recent) past then there may not be much of a change.
A good start would be to pledge to restarting the independent commission and allowing them finish what they started.
Things have just got interesting, and I expect another candidate to come out soon.
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03 Jun 2013 15:47

Wiggins was smart to withdraw from the Tour.

Should be back for the Vuelta with full protection.

Cookson's challenge explains McQuaid's rhetoric of late in regards to Armstrong etc.
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03 Jun 2013 16:05

Finally some competition to Phat.
Should encourage others.
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03 Jun 2013 16:31

Seems Pat's troubles are getting worse !!!!

The swiss are revolting as well as the Irish !!!

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/swiss-cycling-board-meet-amid-confusion-over-status-of-pat-mcquaid-uci-election-nomination/
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03 Jun 2013 16:41

Cookson's first move as new UCI president is to shutdown the Clinic.
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03 Jun 2013 16:43

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03 Jun 2013 16:52

JimmyFingers wrote:Surly a better option than McQuaid at least, good to see he got CCN's endorsement.


CCN would endorse a fish as long as it wasn't Irish or called McQuaid
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03 Jun 2013 16:57

CCN appears to be only Fuller now. Walsh, Kimmage and Veyer dont appear to be speaking about CCN at present.
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03 Jun 2013 17:21

thehog wrote:There goes Sky's protection for the Tour.

Hein has the power to make you positive.

Foolish move.

Cookson. No chance.


I think this is return to mid-field for most of Sky's riders in 2013.

Some know Cookson is one of the executives at Team Sky, runs BC, and on the UCI's management committee. Hey Martin! Is my crackpot theory of the UCI giving Sky a free doping pass just in time for the 2012 London Games looking any better?

I wonder what's going on with the rest of the UCI's management committee.
I wonder how ASO's bid for the Tour of Britain factors into this.

All very interesting and unexpected.
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03 Jun 2013 18:00

DirtyWorks wrote:I think this is return to mid-field for most of Sky's riders in 2013.

Some know Cookson is one of the executives at Team Sky, runs BC, and on the UCI's management committee. Hey Martin! Is my crackpot theory of the UCI giving Sky a free doping pass just in time for the 2012 London Games looking any better?

I wonder what's going on with the rest of the UCI's management committee.
I wonder how ASO's bid for the Tour of Britain factors into this.

All very interesting and unexpected.


“I have no problem with other candidates coming forward. It’s a democracy and everyone has that right. As long as it’s a good campaign and a clean campaign I have no problem with that,” McQuaid said when contacted by Cyclingnews on Monday afternoon.



Maybe Cookson will test positive?
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03 Jun 2013 18:03



This is hilarious.........The clinic has become fun again:)

I think Cookson is on the forum in the guise of JV1973 - sounding off the same script anyway.
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03 Jun 2013 18:09

thehog wrote:Cookson's first move as new UCI president is to shutdown the Clinic.


Well it don't matter cos it aint about freedom of speech, so good.

Nothing will change, only bank account payee and office decor :rolleyes:
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