David Lappartient wins UCI Presidency vote

David Lappartient wins UCI Presidency vote

Frenchman David Lappartient has won the election for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) presidency by a majority vote of 37 to 8 in the election run by world cycling's governing body.

The election took place at the UCI congress in Bergen, Norway, which is currently hosting the Road World Championships. Briton Brian Cookson, who had held the position since 2013, is now the first UCI president to serve only one term.

Newly elected chief David Lappartient vowed to get rid of the "corruption" that has left the UCI with a "disastrous reputation". Mr Cookson said the UCI was "unrecognisable" from when he took over and departs with "his head held high".

The full BBC article can be found here.

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