Cookson has 'no recollection' of UKAD-British Cycling nandrolone case

Brian Cookson
Former British Cycling head Brian Cookson (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brian Cookson, the former head of British Cycling, has told Cyclingnews that he has ‘no recollection’ of an incident that has led to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launching an investigation into UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after it was reported that the national anti-doping body allowed British Cycling to investigate a rider test that returned traces of nandrolone in 2010.

The level of nandrolone was below the limit required to trigger a positive test but it did lead to UKAD passing on the information to British Cycling at the time.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.