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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2013, 09:38:54 am »
I loved

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"What happened in Ireland and Switzerland was against the spirit of democracy," McQuaid insisted.

Is he Huhne's evil twin?

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2013, 09:49:27 am »
Just to clarify, would McQuaid remain on IOC if he doesnt get voted back as UCI Pres ?

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2013, 10:42:57 am »
Hard to see how - Ireland don't want him, neither do Switzerland, the two country bodies he actually has any association with. He'd fit right in with Cycling Thailand, they just don't do much over there.

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2013, 11:43:11 am »
The Vrijman report always had a whiff about it. Now we know why.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2013, 09:03:13 pm »
FP has acted quickly following the leak of Makarov's dossier on his dodginess by referring it to the UCI ethics committee.  Only problem is at the secretary to the ethics committee is reportedly also the UCI legal services' manager, with whom FP presumably has regular, if not daily, contact. 

Makarov is requesting an independent inquiry to whom he can submit the full dossier.  In the quite likely event that FP declines to agree to this, it will be interesting to see who he does submit it to.

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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2013, 06:21:21 pm »
There is also the point of the constitution. To allow the nominations for FP to stand, there has to be a change in the constitution. Change requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the AGM to get on the agenda. The motions  weren't. I can forsee an awful lot of shenanigans if they are considered.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2013, 10:10:41 pm »
Fortunately it's starting to look academic. 

Cookson has the pledged support of the European unions apparrently, and thus 14 votes in the bag.  He only needs roughly a quarter of the remainder to clinch it next week.

And Makarov has yet to fire his final salvo! :)

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2013, 10:39:33 pm »
He's also been rattling FP's cage by suggesting that Armstrong could face leniency if he talks about his doping in full, including any collusion with officials  ;D

I'm really starting to like Cookson

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2013, 09:15:15 pm »
He's even got the Badger behind him now. Can't wait to see FP saying 'Bernard is misguided'. Can you run the UCI from A+E?
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2013, 08:30:27 am »
Rather long but well worth a read by Jonathan Vaulters:

http://www.cyclingnews.coion-why-i-would-vote-for-brian-cooksonm/features/opin

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2013, 08:35:55 am »
Unfortunately the above link doesn't seem to work, But it is on the cyclingnews.com website.

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2013, 09:23:45 am »
Yes I read it yesterday along with tHe  alleged answer phone message from Verbruggen.  If genuine he's certainly showing his true colours.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/opinion-why-i-would-vote-for-brian-cookson

http://youtu.be/eGkWO5woEtE



Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2013, 01:05:49 pm »
Oooh - vote imminent*.  After a bit of admin stuff and several hours of wrangling (including a call for a show of hands to see if a ballot should be secret) Cookson finally said:"Enough, lets just get on with it". 


*But decision likely to be subject to legal wrangling/CAS etc.

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2013, 01:10:11 pm »
Hilarious.

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2013, 01:23:50 pm »
Yay! Brian wins 24-18.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2013, 01:40:10 pm »
*But decision likely to be subject to legal wrangling/CAS etc.

Less so now that Cookson has won.

It was looking closer than the 24/18 vote earlier.  I may have got this wrong, but there was a vote on the constitutional amendment that an incumbent doesn't need a federation (any federation) for nomination for another term (unclear whether this was legit, and if it was whether it could me implemented (like the exemption for Lance's saddle sore) retrospectively.  The result of that was 21/21.  Then there was to be a vote on the straightforward 'Can Pat stand' preceded by 5-minute speeches by several of the delegates.  I think that was coming to an an end when Cookson said - forget all this, lets just vote to see who'll be president.  Maybe some of the hungrier delegates were swayed by that decisiveness.

It sounds like it was a complete shambles.


Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2013, 01:44:41 pm »
Yay !
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2013, 01:48:08 pm »
I reckon Brian wanted to watch the under 23 race where Simon Yates is thought to be in with a good chance of a podium place.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2013, 01:52:20 pm »
Now, will Pat go quietly? I have my doubts...

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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2013, 01:53:02 pm »
The Result: Brian Cookson (Britain) 24 votes, Pat McQuaid (Thailand) 18 votes

Perhaps he'll go home to Thailand
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2013, 01:55:33 pm »
The Result: Brian Cookson (Britain) 24 votes, Pat McQuaid (Thailand) 18 votes

Perhaps he'll go home to Thailand

As long as he takes the odious Verdruggen with him.

ETA: from @lancearmstrong "Hallelujah"

 ;D
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2013, 02:10:18 pm »
It looks like a good margin.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2013, 05:05:45 pm »
A good result, although far closer than it should have been.

Now to get the IOC to kick him off in favour of Cookson..

Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2013, 06:41:15 pm »
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McQuaid was a race organisers [sic] before becoming a senior UCI politician. He will now have to resign his membership of the IOC but he insisted he will stay in the sport, with some kind of new role.

"I'll stay in cycling, I've been in it all my life. I'll find something to do," he said before walking out of the room, ending his role as the head of cycling.
Cyclingnews.com

Feel free not to, Pat. Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out, fella. And whan you've finished f&£<ing off, duo us all a favour and f&£< off some more.
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Re: Brian Cookson for UCI president
« Reply #74 on: September 27, 2013, 07:17:00 pm »
A good result, although far closer than it should have been.

Now to get the IOC to kick him off in favour of Cookson..

In padbead's linked story

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He will now have to resign his membership of the IOC