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Boyer takes AIGCP reins

Eric Boyer

Eric Boyer (Image credit: Régis Garnier)

Cofidis general manager Eric Boyer will take over as president of the International Association of Professional Cycling teams (AIGCP) after being elected to the post at a meeting in Brussels on Friday. Boyer will succeed Quick Step Manager Belgian Patrick Lefevere, who resigned late last year.

Boyer, who is part of the Movement for a Creditable Cycling (MPCC), which was formed after doping cases rocked the Tour de France, hopes to achieve greater unity from the AIGCP on the anti-doping front. The French and German teams which made up the MPCC created that group in part because of a lack of cooperation amongst teams in the AIGCP. The AIGCP's former vice president Roger Legeay resigned from his post over doping the issue. The Crédit Agricole manager was one of the founders of the MPCC.

The AIGCP has 27 members, including all of the licensed ProTour teams. Its former chairman, Patrick Lefevere, remained as a member of the AIGCP steering committee.

AIGCP management: President: Eric Boyer (Cofidis), Vice-president delegate: Henri van der Aat (Rabobank), Vice President: Mauro Gianetti (Saunier Duval), Secretary-General: Serge Beucherie (Credit Agricole), Deputy Secretary-General: Carsten Jeppesen (CSC), Treasurer: Hans Michael Holczer (Gerolsteiner), Assistant Treasurer: Vincent Lavenu (AG2R)