Pretty sure he was a Sammy short of a picnic basket.Electress said:This. Cannot understand how anyone would imagine his riding around in any team kit was acceptable. There's such a thing as being seen to do the right thing.ScienceIsCool said:I can't even count how many pictures I've seen of Cookson riding in full Sky kit. He ran British Cycling and was around during the development of Sky. Considering that BC staff ran tasks for Sky, I'd say the links are there and the optics of it all were horrible. If he wasn't pulling strings for Sky, he certainly didn't make himself appear neutral.rick james said:come back in a year and tell me if anything's changed, sky won't be affected one bit by todays news
If a sport's governing body are truly in a position when they have to pander to their biggest sponsor no matter what the cost to the credibility of the sport or individual riders etc., then the sport truly is doomed. No matter who that sponsor is.