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The Cookson Chronicles - His actions as UCI president thus far

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Crackle, 13 Oct 2013.

  1. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

  2. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

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    Hmm, an under 23 women's world champs at CX, world cup CX in USA and Canada, and closing the GCP operation (was that not one of PMcQ's/HV's pet projects?). Noy spectacular, but interesting and in my view sensible moves. Mr C proceeding cautiously and surrounding himself with bright people (which I believe he did at BC with considerable success), and it's only just over a year in. As I've said before, clearing up the situation he found is a three year project at a minimum, and probably a two term (8 year) job. I'll form an opinion then, but it does look like some progress is being made. Not a job I would want!
     
  3. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

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  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

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  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    What a crap letter.
     
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  6. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

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    Not entirely, but mainly I agree. It's a long road Mr Cookson has to travel, and his predecessors have left plenty of potholes. We would all like everything fixed instantly, but he is going through processes to, I hope, get proper stability. Or would the letter writer like to go back to the previous presidency, where decisions just came out which appeared to be a dictatorial edict, rather than thought through properly and advice taken?
     
  7. Crackle

    Crackle On a...matopoeia

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    I know this is being covered in several other threads but I wanted to add this from the perspective of Cookson's governance. We already know that no report along the lines of CIRC would have made it out under the two previous incumbents and Tygart sums it up nicely...

    "We commend President Brian Cookson for his resolve and for promptly taking steps upon his election to secure the UCI’s servers and electronic data to preserve this important evidence of the UCI’s wrongdoing. We applaud President Cookson for publishing the CIRC Report uncensored," Tygart said. "As noted by the CIRC report, under President Cookson’s leadership the UCI is engaged in promising reforms of its anti-doping operations. We are encouraged by President Cookson’s commitment to strong partnerships with independent national anti-doping organisations whose only mission is to ensure a level playing field for all athletes."
     
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  8. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

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    I saw a copy of the report earlier today, and one item that is given prominence is governance. The CIRC comment on how the UCI had become a dictatorship, evenyone excluded from influencing decisions, H&P just issued commands and that was that. Things seem to now be much changed and more open, so much the better. If Brian Cookson can just move UCI from their old ways of "this is what happens because the president says so" and to any question the answer is "we know best", then he will have done the sport a massive service. I met Hein once, he was handshaking all round, and after which I checked to see if my watch was still in place.
     
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  9. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    I think he's already done cycling a great service, though doubtless Resal would disagree. Mind, just about anyone who moved the power away from H&P, as you call them, would have done cycling a service! He's fronted up the release of the CIRC report and been quite forthright about his early days near the inner circle, calling on H to relinquish his honorary role. At the time of his election I feared a backlash against the ''new boy'' but he seems to have got a wide enough level of support and consensus (or I haven't seen the murmuring leaking out into the press, at any rate) to move things forward. It's an odd stage the sport is at - having to live with the doping problem, while other sports are still somewhere between ''reputational damage'' and plain denial - and yet, acknowledging the problem is part of the cure. Or the first part of the cure at least.
     
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  10. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

  11. Berk on a Bike

    Berk on a Bike Über Member

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  12. Arrowfoot

    Arrowfoot Über Member

    Cookson and Astana on his watch. Forget about preserving files prior to his leadership.
     
  13. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy


    More on this & related matters from INRNG:

    http://inrng.com/2015/06/world-tour-reforms/#more-25338
     
  14. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    400bhp and Berk on a Bike like this.
  15. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    Also, he got elected while wearing a beard when beards were hardly acceptable. Now everyone's got one. Draw your own conclusions.....