- Dec 21, 2010
Now I will have a shot or two of "Middleton's Very Rare" to celebrate the demise of Phat......
Plenty of people have had a hand in giving the Verbruggen/McQuaid dynasty a push over the cliff, but these 2 guys sure used 2 hands. Chapeau.Shane Stokes on Twitter
Well done to the Irish guys like Conor McGrane and Anto Moran who took a difficult stand.
I reckon that the farce that the entire meeting descended into will become up for challenge ala Irish Federation. McQuaid will be the one challenging.Captain Sensible said:I'm shocked that Pat lost , I wonder what he will be ploting now carnt see him being a good loser and going away quietly .
"It's a huge honour to be voted president and I thank you for your trust. The real work starts now. I call on the global community to unite so that the sport lives up to its potential. We must have a new style of government and a collegiate system. My first act as president is to ensure anti-doping is fully independent and to sit down with WADA," Cookson said.
"It is a huge honour to have been elected President of the UCI by my peers and I would like to thank them for the trust they have placed in me today."
"The campaign to get to this point has been intense but I am under no illusion that the real work starts now. So I call on the global cycling community to unite and come together to help ensure that our great sport realises its enormous potential. This is the vision that will drive and focus my activities over the next four years.
“I have said throughout my campaign that we must embrace a new style of governance and a collegiate way of working so that a new era of growth and commercial success for the UCI and our sport can begin."
The first thing he should do IMO to restore some credibility is to move the UCI headquarters outside of Switzerland to a less "protected" country.AcademyCC said:If Cookson is for real i suspect he is about to find a whole graveyard of skeletons in Aigle.
Thats one of the things he should not do and definitely should not do this as first thing.B_Ugli said:The first thing he should do IMO to restore some credibility is to move the UCI headquarters outside of Switzerland to a less "protected" country.
You sound like Lance.Afrank said:Don't know if Cookson will be a good president (hopefully he is), will have to wait and see what he does.
But hallelujah! McQuaid is gone! Now please do what you said you would do Pat, walk away and leave cycling forever.