Governance & Commercial Growth, Leaders Podcast, Sport Business | Sep 7, 2017
Episode 19: In conversation with the UCI President.

Brian Cookson has been President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) since 2013. Seeking a second four-year term in office, the Englishman faces a vote at the UCI Congress on 21st September.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Cookson discusses the key battleground areas between his campaign and that of his election opponent, David Lappartient, and reviews the milestone moments of this presidency thus far, including:

– restoring the integrity of cycling
– re-establishing relations with WADA
– Undertaking and enacting the recommendations of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission
– introducing the women’s WorldTour

In this conversation, Cookson also touches on:

– international federations as regulators naturally opposed to monopolies and the UCI’s relationship with Tour de France organiser ASO
– the ambitions of Chinese conglomerate Wanda in cycling
– new formats
– discredited people being welcomed back into the sport
– the pros and cons of taking a major sporting event to Qatar

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