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Cookson calls for collective responsibility in anti-doping

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UCI President Brian Cookson attended the third day of racing

UCI President Brian Cookson attended the third day of racing (Image credit: ISPA-photo/L.Claesen)
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UCI president Brian Cookson was on hand for the podium presentations

UCI president Brian Cookson was on hand for the podium presentations (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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UCI President Brian Cookson at 2014 Tour Down Under

UCI President Brian Cookson at 2014 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

As cycling braces itself for the findings of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC), UCI president Brian Cookson has stressed his belief that the notion of collective responsibility is central to the future of the fight against doping in the sport.

"The responsibility should not lie solely with the UCI and the anti-doping authorities," he told L'Equipe. "We must all get along within a framework defined by the rules – the UCI, riders, teams, race organisers, manufacturers.