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Brian Cookson seeks UCI top post

Updated: June 4, 2013, 1:02 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The head of British Cycling will challenge Pat McQuaid for the presidency of the International Cycling Union, saying the current leadership has failed to restore the sport's reputation after a series of doping scandals.

Brian Cookson had previously backed McQuaid's re-election bid, but said Tuesday he changed his mind after being offered strong support by a number of federations, riders and team managers. That included two of the most vocal supporters of the fight against doping, ...

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