In September chartered landscape architect, Brian Cookson, became president of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Cookson who became head of British cycling in 1997 is credited with many of the successes in recent years. Through a combination of development programmes, partnerships and funding Cookson contributed to one of the most successful decades of cycling in the UK: “The idea that we would become the most successful national in cycling was met with laughter in many parts of the world… But my own personal experience with British Cycling shows that’s the kind of strategy the U.C.I. needs.”
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