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Pat McQuaid lobbying against me, says UCI president Brian Cookson

Cookson Lappartient

The head of cycling’s world governing body has expressed “grave concern” that his predecessor is “actively lobbying” against him.

The sport’s most powerful figure – Briton Brian Cookson – is being challenged by Frenchman David Lappartient in next week’s UCI presidential election.

Cookson says he has been shown “proof” the man he deposed in 2013, Pat McQuaid, is trying to influence the vote.