UCI Elections: Lappartient elected President, Stapleton to Management Committee


Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 21, 2017) – The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today the election results for UCI President and for members of the UCI Management Committee.

David Lappartient (France) defeated incumbent Brian Cookson (Great Britain) for the UCI Presidency.

"We know Mr. Lappartient well and have a very constructive working relationship," said Derek Bouchard-Hall, CEO of USA Cycling. "We look forward to working closely with him and the entirety of the UCI leadership team to drive further progress in the sport. We would also like to express our gratitude to Brian Cookson. He came to lead the organization during a difficult period and had an enormous, positive impact."

Bob Stapleton, the Chairman of the Board of USA Cycling, was elected to the UCI Management Committee as a representative from the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) - which is the Continental Confederation for the Caribbean and Central, North and South America.

"This is an important time for our sport as there is a real opportunity to make meaningful progress in men's and women's cycling. I look forward to enacting positive changes which will help cycling reach its full potential," said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling Chairman.

The UCI holds elections every four years for the position of UCI President and for members of the UCI Management Committee. The UCI Management Committee is the executive body that manages the sport of Cycling's International Federation.

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