UCI presidency: David Lappartient to challenge Brian Cookson in election

Britain’s Brian Cookson will be challenged for his position as president of cycling’s world governing body by one of his deputies. The head of the UCI hopes to be re-elected in September and will campaign against the body’s vice-president, Frenchman David Lappartient. Cookson, 65, was criticised last week as part of a report into the…

US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood one off Brian Harman's lead at Erin Hills

England’s Tommy Fleetwood is one shot off Brian Harman’s lead going into Sunday’s final round of the US Open. Fleetwood shot a four-under-par 68 to keep pace with fellow overnight leader Brooks Koepka at Erin Hills, while Harman carded a 67 to lead on 12 under. Paul Casey, who also started on seven under, fell…

Cycling's integrity paramount – UCI chief Brian Cookson

Protecting cycling’s integrity is an “absolute priority” for 2017 says UCI president Brian Cookson. The use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) in the sport has been questioned, while Femke van den Driessche became the first rider to be caught “mechanical doping” in April. “The biggest threat in 2016 was to the credibility of our sport,”…

Team Sky and British Cycling wrongdoing would surprise me – Brian Cookson

Media playback is not supported on this device The head of cycling’s world governing body Brian Cookson would be “surprised and disappointed” if an investigation into Team Sky and British Cycling finds evidence of wrongdoing. Cookson ran British Cycling for 17 years, becoming UCI president in 2013. UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) officials are investigating allegations against…