• We're giving away a Cyclingnews water bottle! Find out more here!

Cookson is worse for cycling than McQuaid

Page 63 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Jul 10, 2010
697
0
0
That letter is awesome. I want to print off a copy on best paper and send it with a return envelope to Hein and ask him to sign it. Hein really does think the planet is populated by cretins.

Take this gem

" I know for certain that a number of high-ranking sports officials had urged Mr. Cookson to not install a CIRC to investigate something that could so easily be checked: Armstrong had quite simply never had a positive dope test, as had already been clearly demonstrated to WADA back in 2010."

Yes Hein. Lance tested positive and then you allowed the UCI rules regarding TUEs to be ignored so that the "rebirth - we are all cleans now - post-Festina" Tour could have a "clean" winner and Lance's doctor forged a TUE for false medication. They googled on the interent that day for the best excuse to put on the form ! Only in a "dictatorship" could this sort of reverse logic remain unchallenged. Let's try it on you. Lance robs you, Hein, you go to the police. The police find the goods on Lance but they think you stink and want him to walk free, so they allow him to go to a bent shrink who says he couldn't help it he has some totally fictional mental disease that means he is not responsible for stealing your money. Oh, and you can't have it back. Lance has committed no crime. He is innocent. Hein you remain robbed and then the corrupt police Sergeant states that Lance is innocent he has written documented proof !

We move on - then Hein brags about his leaving gift being signed by the seven time Tour winner and cancer Jesus.

"Perhaps one should give Mr Cookson a copy of the book that was offered to me by the UCI when I stepped down from the Presidency in 2005! Do it and let Mr. Cookson read the comments of many people (yes, also Messrs. Armstrong and Pound) and then let him aim to receive similar kind comments at the end of his term in office. I can tell you, he still has a long way to go. "

Sure thing. I want one of them books when I give up work signed by every kn*bhead my lackies can con to make their mark in it. I am really going to treasure that.

And then onto corruption - the Hein version - the one where you look in the wide end of the telescope and even then put your finger over the eyepiece at the other end, just to make sure you see no evidence..
"all the man-hours and millions spent, the CIRC has declared that it has NOT found any conspiracy or corruption. And one might wonder why the CIRC has given so much credit to other things that "many interviewees" told the CIRC if already the main accusation apparently made by "many interviewees" has proved to be utterly baseless? ¿So far the CIRC's report. You will hear much more about this on short notice!"

Well Hein, sadly the CIRC never had the remit to look at the financial links. Cookson and Gibbs were dull enough to think you would leave the most obvious trail. Lance and uncle Tom Weisel facilitated for you in the 'states so you could add to your retirement pot. It was only one step away. OK so neither Lance or Weisel brought you a bag of cash, but common - there are enough of us who are not that stupid. You jumped in with both feet. Ok even walliys like Ligget with relatively little pull, were also given a thin slice of the same action. (Now there is a cretin. How does Phil Ligget still get a gig ?)

So I want that personal signed copy. I could look at that every day for the rest of my life and it would bring a smile to my face in my dotage, every single day. It is hard to work out who is more entertaining. 1) Floyd and Tyler calling out Lance or 2) Cookson saying he was looking after Pat's interests, asking Hein to resign, when he was so obviously trying to destabilise Pat and then Hein threatening him with legal action because "Hein is innocent" I am telling you my friends. Vote Hein - you know it makes sense. Can somebody put up a poll !!
 
Re:

Freddythefrog said:
Yes Hein. Lance tested positive and then you allowed the UCI rules regarding TUEs to be ignored so that the "rebirth - we are all cleans now - post-Festina" Tour could have a "clean" winner and Lance's doctor forged a TUE for false medication. They googled on the interent that day for the best excuse to put on the form !
In 1999? Heh.

Damn, now I feel old.
 
Sep 23, 2011
481
0
0
All Hein wants is a proper degree of respect. Like Sepp Blatter, who sensible un-biased commentators have compared favourably to Jesus, Mandela, Luther-King, Churchill and Lincoln.

I'm sure that if Cookson spoke to Hein nicely, and perhaps put him on an even higher pedestal, he might then consider stepping down from his "honorary" position.
 
May 19, 2010
1,403
0
0
Verbruggen used to be head of SportAccord. SportAccord has a conferance or something going on in Sochi. Yesterday Heins successor, Marius Vizer, tried some judo moves on Thomas Bach, forgetting Thomas is an old fencer who can have something pointy to defend himself with. Marius got a bit deflated when international federations like IAAF resigned from SportAccord after his speach, and FIFA and FINA were among those who signed a letter of disagrement with him. Keeping the heads of international federations as honorary members of IOC pays off.
Marius' friend, Vladimir Putin, came by to visit, so he is pumped again today.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1026875/iaaf-lead-federations-resigning-from-sportaccord-after-vizer-attack-on-bach-as-ioc-president-claims-it-is-business-as-usual
 
May 26, 2010
19,530
0
0
Re:

neineinei said:
Verbruggen used to be head of SportAccord. SportAccord has a conferance or something going on in Sochi. Yesterday Heins successor, Marius Vizer, tried some judo moves on Thomas Bach, forgetting Thomas is an old fencer who can have something pointy to defend himself with. Marius got a bit deflated when international federations like IAAF resigned from SportAccord after his speach, and FIFA and FINA were among those who signed a letter of disagrement with him. Keeping the heads of international federations as honorary members of IOC pays off.
Marius' friend, Vladimir Putin, came by to visit, so he is pumped again today.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1026875/iaaf-lead-federations-resigning-from-sportaccord-after-vizer-attack-on-bach-as-ioc-president-claims-it-is-business-as-usual
This is why sport will never be clean. These guys treat it as a legalised mafia.
 
May 26, 2010
19,530
0
0
Astana still in world tour with a doping program....UCI enable doping.......ask yourself how the others can beat Astana with their team doping program. Cookson will not change the doping culture, never had an interest in changing it. He will try to manage the sport by making the doping a non issue like Tennis, Football and other sports where doping is ignored.
 
Feb 10, 2010
8,095
0
0
Re:

WildspokeJoe said:
Really like Marc Madiot's comments. Said the CIRC was just a huge waste of money. So true. Without any true revelations, it's was just hot air.
Take action Mr. Cookson. Ban Corticoids.
You didn't read the report then.

Some highlights:
Lies and damn lies
Largely written to discredit Verbruggen
UCI hides positives
Doping rages on
Makarov controls a super-block of votes

It's actually a pretty rich document. It's written in such a boring style it hides lots of interesting stuff.
 
Re: Re:

DirtyWorks said:
WildspokeJoe said:
Really like Marc Madiot's comments. Said the CIRC was just a huge waste of money. So true. Without any true revelations, it's was just hot air.
Take action Mr. Cookson. Ban Corticoids.
You didn't read the report then.

Some highlights:
Lies and damn lies
Largely written to discredit Verbruggen
UCI hides positives
Doping rages on
Makarov controls a super-block of votes

It's actually a pretty rich document. It's written in such a boring style it hides lots of interesting stuff.
Admittedly, I have only read excerpts and it may be laced with lots of things but what has happened?
It discredits Verbruggen - then strip his honorary tittle for starters.
UCI hides positives. I knew that before the report. Everyone knew that.
Doping rages on. Another, um yeah. Knew that too.

Only 1 current rider testified. Really, just one?
How do you not have David Millar speak? He is quoted as saying that not meeting should be blamed on both parties equally? What? That's BS.

Finally, the report states that one rider thinks that 90% of TUEs were used for performance enhancing. Well, then eliminate all TUEs for 2016. That would be real leadership and action.
 
May 26, 2010
19,530
0
0
35 year old dominates spring classics! A 35year old who served a 2 year ban for EPO blood doping now riding better than before. C'mon Cookson who you trying to con here? The sport has not changed, the dope has and it seems to be even better than EPO!!!
 
May 26, 2010
19,530
0
0
"I hope to begin a new era of collaboration, openness and transparency in cycling and restore the trust that has been lost in our great sport" - Brian Cookson, June 2013.

Well that has been a major fail then Brian, but then some of us are not surprised.
 
Mar 31, 2015
153
0
0
This ISSUL audit thing looks really promising http://inrng.com/2015/04/astana-licence-perception/

I know many think Cookson is balls deep in some conspiracy or other but I do think he is just someone who is slowly and properly trying to reform the sport. This is going to be painfully slow as he inherited a closet full of skeletons, a rule book not fit for purpose and he seems to have a desire to put rules in place that will stand up in court.

This Astana farce really does show the licensing commission is independent, hopefully the anti doping is just as independent now.

I do with he would get better at giving us information though....
 
Sep 29, 2012
8,087
0
0
He's also been on the management committee since 2009. Would be good to see change possible without having to be elected president.
 
Mar 31, 2015
153
0
0
Re:

Dear Wiggo said:
He's also been on the management committee since 2009. Would be good to see change possible without having to be elected president.
Yep, vaguely remember him wanting to shift power away from the office of President to the committee's.... got a lot on his plate doesn't he?
 
Aug 12, 2012
3,991
0
0
The only thing I can say of Cookson is that I was with him watching the worlds in Ponferrada, I ask him for a picture and he was very polite, he was standing watching TV, a nordic girl offer him her sit, he denied, and when the cyclist crossed the finish line in every tour, it was raining, and he went out under the rain to see the riders as me. Other VIP people as Indurain were in a place with more confort and eating really good and expensive spanish food. I tried to convince my girlfriend he was "the boss" of cycling, she didnt believe me. He was always like one more. It was more difficult to treat with Vinokourov, who when rider was always one of the riders that better attend the public.
 
Aug 3, 2010
633
0
0
Re:

Taxus4a said:
The only thing I can say of Cookson is that I was with him watching the worlds in Ponferrada, I ask him for a picture and he was very polite, he was standing watching TV, a nordic girl offer him her sit, he denied, and when the cyclist crossed the finish line in every tour, it was raining, and he went out under the rain to see the riders as me. Other VIP people as Indurain were in a place with more confort and eating really good and expensive spanish food. I tried to convince my girlfriend he was "the boss" of cycling, she didnt believe me. He was always like one more. It was more difficult to treat with Vinokourov, who when rider was always one of the riders that better attend the public.
Cool story Bro :confused:
 
Mar 31, 2015
153
0
0
Re: Re:

spetsa said:
Taxus4a said:
The only thing I can say of Cookson is that I was with him watching the worlds in Ponferrada, I ask him for a picture and he was very polite, he was standing watching TV, a nordic girl offer him her sit, he denied, and when the cyclist crossed the finish line in every tour, it was raining, and he went out under the rain to see the riders as me. Other VIP people as Indurain were in a place with more confort and eating really good and expensive spanish food. I tried to convince my girlfriend he was "the boss" of cycling, she didnt believe me. He was always like one more. It was more difficult to treat with Vinokourov, who when rider was always one of the riders that better attend the public.
Cool story Bro :confused:
Great post :confused:
 
Jul 10, 2010
697
0
0
Cookson is a keen fan. But being a keen fan is not the qualification for getting one step ahead of a bunch of crooks who are world leaders on beating the system with managers soigneurs and a whole press pack behind them. The guy couldn't even interview his employee, ex pro Simon Lilistone who drove the car with Emma O'Reily with Lance's dope in it from Girona to France to check out the facts when Emma needed support. Lilistone was conducting a criminal act and yet he gets promotion to become a GB Team manager at the Olympics. Going doe-ey eyed and having a flag is great for sponsors at the finish line, cleaning up the sport it does nothing for. Cookson couldn't work out what was going on under his nose as Sir David and Sir Brad were up to stuff, with Sir Brad shedding the kilos as undetectable weight loss drug Aicar swept through the peloton.
 
Jul 11, 2013
2,656
0
0
Having been in debate with himself (and a few hundred lawyers) for weeks his response to the Astana debacle is this:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cookson-defends-the-ucis-handling-of-the-astana-licence-case

UCI president Brian Cookson has hit back at criticism about the way he handled the recent Astana WorldTour licence case by claiming his actions had “a pretty major overhaul within Astana of their processes and procedures”.

Cookson told Cyclingnews last December that the Astana team was ‘drinking the last chance saloon’; when the UCI finally awarded the Kazakhstani team a place in the 2015 WorldTour despite several cases of doping in 2014. However, the UCI lost its battle for the withdrawal of the team’s licence in late April when the UCI Licence Commission ruled against withdrawal during the season, saying that the team had begun to make changes in the way it operated and agreed to adhere strictly to the remedial action recommended by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL).

"I don't regret what I said because I think that had an impact on the team and they realised how serious the situation was for them," Cookson told the Telegraph newspaper in London after attending the Telegraph Business of Sport conference.

"That caused a pretty major overhaul within Astana of their processes and procedures, and an acceptance that they needed to make that radical overhaul."

Verbuggen’s claims are laughable

Hein Verbruggen attacked Cookson after the publishing of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report, funded by the UCI.

In a long letter leaked to the media, Verbruggen described the CIRC report as biased and warned he may take legal action after his lawyers read the report in detail. Verbruggen has declined to give up his Honoury UCI President status and suggested that Cookson and his senior management had created a ‘climate of fear’ amongst UCI staff.

Cookson reportedly dismissed Verbruggen claims as laughable.

"I know my people at the UCI. I'm confident that we've got a good, happy and professional workforce and that we've got the processes in place that if people aren't happy or feel intimidated in the way Verbruggen suggests, they would feel comfortable coming to me. I don't recognise the picture of the UCI that he painted in any way, shape or form," Cookson told the Telegraph.

Cookson revealed he has referred the matter to the UCI's Ethics Commission and hoped for action before September's UCI congress. He warned that if Verbruggen had not resigned by then, his honorary presidency might be revoked.
 
Feb 10, 2010
8,095
0
0
Re:

mrhender said:
Having been in debate with himself (and a few hundred lawyers) for weeks his response to the Astana debacle is this:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cookson-defends-the-ucis-handling-of-the-astana-licence-case

UCI president Brian Cookson has hit back at criticism about the way he handled the recent Astana WorldTour licence case by claiming his actions had “a pretty major overhaul within Astana of their processes and procedures”.

"I don't regret what I said because I think that had an impact on the team and they realised how serious the situation was for them," Cookson told the Telegraph newspaper in London after attending the Telegraph Business of Sport conference.

"That caused a pretty major overhaul within Astana of their processes and procedures, and an acceptance that they needed to make that radical overhaul."
I still want to know what set the UCI off. All the tough talk and dusting off the positives...
 
Aug 10, 2010
5,235
0
0
All that internal debate and nothing ever changes. Cookson is a fitting ringmaster for the filthy circus.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS

Latest posts