UCI backs CPA riders association as threat of breakaway emerges in men's WorldTour peloton

UCI President David Lappartient
UCI President David Lappartient (Image credit: Getty Images)

UCI president David Lappartient has backed the CPA as the officially recognised riders association, as a large coalition of WorldTour riders continue to push for a one rider, one vote system instead of the CPA national association representation.

Lappartient also confirmed rumours of a possible breakaway riders association and division between riders. He even went as far as describing information sent to riders as ‘fake news’, suggesting the attack on the CPA was “part of a global strategy to destabilize the UCI”. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.