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RSS FeedsCookson remains confident of winning UCI presidential election
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16 september 2017 21:20:57

 
Cookson remains confident of winning UCI presidential election
(Cyclingnews.com)
 




Brian Cookson has arrived in Bergen, Norway for the UCI Road World Championships confident that he can defeat rival David Lappartient and so secure a second term as UCI president when delegates vote on Thursday. Cookson travelled directly to Bergen from the International Olympic Committee session in Peru. There he suggested to Inside the Games website that he has 30 of the 45 delegate votes that will decide the presidential elections on Thursday. Speaking to Cyclingnews at the kick off press conference for the eight days of time trials and road races, Cookson was cautious about predicting a final result but was confident his time as UCI president will not end this week. `I was asked to put a figure on it, so I plucked 30 out of the air. The fact is that you can`t count any number until the votes are counted,` he told Cyclingnews in Bergen.ADVERTISEMENT `However what I`m trying to say is that I think I`m substantially ahead. People tell me they want to see me continue the work I`ve been doing for another fours years. They don`t see an appetite for change at the UCI and I`m up for carrying on for another four years because I still think there`s work to do.` The 45 voting delegates in the presidential elections represent the different Federations and Continents around the world. Europe has a block of 15 votes, while Africa, Asia and the Americas have nine delegates each and Oceania has three votes. A simple majority is enough to win the election. In 2013 when Cookson defeated Pat McQuaid after a continuous election campaign, he had the backing of all the European delegates, who were mandated to vote for him. This time the European Cycling Union member Federations will only finalise their vote at special meeting in Bergen before Thursday election. It seems they are divided on their preferred candidate. Lappartient is the president of the UEC. Improvements during the last fours years You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
 
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