Cookson coy on Verbruggen's position

Brian Cookson has been quick to change a number of the personnel at the UCI, but no news has been issued regarding Hein Verbruggen and the Dutchman’s position as Honorary President of the sport’s governing body. At a press conference on the eve of the 2013 Tour of Beijing, Cyclingnews asked Cookson whether Verbruggen - a former President of the UCI and ally of Pat McQuaid - had retained his position.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.