International Cycling

UCI boss unveils his strategy

2013-10-29 19:45
Brian Cookson (AFP)

Aigle - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has ordered an audit of its own anti-doping operations and discussed how to investigate the governing body's links to Lance Armstrong.

The UCI says new president Brian Cookson chaired his first management committee on Tuesday and began fulfilling campaign pledges to "look into allegations of past wrongdoing" and the extent of doping in cycling.

The UCI is talking with the World Anti-Doping Agency about an independent commission to examine claims including complicity in protecting Armstrong's teams from scrutiny.

Cookson's salary is $379 000, compared to $501 500 for his predecessor Pat McQuaid, whom he beat last month in an acrimonious election.

The UCI says Cookson's campaign manager, Martin Gibbs, is its new director general. Gibbs was previously the British Cycling legal director.

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