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Brian Cookson loses to David Lappartient in UCI president election

Cookson, who wanted another four-year spell in charge, was comfortably beaten by Lappartient Briton Brian Cookson has lost the election for the UCI presidency to Frenchman David Lappartient. Cookson, who had been in charge since 2013, was beaten by 37 votes to eight in the contest to lead world cycling’s governing body. The 66-year-old said the UCI was “unrecognisable” from when he took over and departs with “his head held high”. But Lappartient, 44, vowed to get rid of the “corruption” that has left UCI with a “disastrous reputation”. “It…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: David Wiese leads fight back on day one at Hove

Billy Godleman reached 7,000 career first-class runs in his 51 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Derbyshire 338-9: Reece 51, Godleman 51; Wiese 4-63 Sussex: Yet to bat Derbyshire 3 pts, Sussex 3 pts Scorecard Sussex took six wickets in the evening session to fight back against Derbyshire on day one at Hove. The visitors reached 227-3 at tea but ended on 338-9 with David Wiese taking 4-63 and George Garton 3-79. Luis Reece (51) and captain Billy Godleman (51) both made half centuries while…

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David Miller: Glamorgan hope for Miller T20 quarter-finals return

Davd Miller scored 117 runs in four innings for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast South group with an average of 58 Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris hopes they will have South African batsman David Miller available for their T20 Blast quarter-final match. Miller may be playing for South Africa A when the T20 knockouts start. Glamorgan guaranteed a place in the knockout stages with a one-run win against Somerset on Sunday. The Welsh county will aim to book a home quarter-final with victory over Middlesex on Friday in the final…

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UCI presidency: David Lappartient to challenge Brian Cookson in election

The elections are held every four years with Brian Cookson becoming UCI president in 2013 Britain’s Brian Cookson will be challenged for his position as president of cycling’s world governing body by one of his deputies. The head of the UCI hopes to be re-elected in September and will campaign against the body’s vice-president, Frenchman David Lappartient. Cookson, 65, was criticised last week as part of a report into the culture and governance of British Cycling. Lappartient, 44, said the UCI needed “real leadership” and a “clear vision”. “I have…

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