UCI has new president

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/9/21 22:38:40

Frenchman David Lappartient will succeed Briton Brian Cookson as UCI president ­after winning a landslide election on Thursday in Bergen.

Outgoing president Cookson garnered only eight of the 45 votes during the world cycling governing body's Congress, becoming the first UCI president to fail to earn a second term.

Lappartient becomes the 11th president of the UCI since its creation in 1900. The 44-year-old was French federation president from 2009 until March and has been European federation president since 2013, a position he will now leave to take on his new role.

Cookson, 66, had beaten Ireland's Pat McQuaid in a farcical election four years ago.


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