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Vasseur elected president of the CPA

Cédric Vasseur

Cédric Vasseur (Image credit: Bjorn Haake)

Quick.Step's Cédric Vasseur may be hanging up his bike after the Tour of Lombardy, but he has already found a job to keep him occupied in his retirement. Vasseur was elected President of the International Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA), the organisation announced Friday. He will replace Italian Francesco Moser who has held that post since 1999.

The CPA's management will now focus on strengthening the CPA,"based on the union between all the riders and the credibility of their association in relation to all the authorities involved in cycling."

With a rider fresh out of the peloton, the group hopes to maintain close contact with the riders, and promised to "take care that sport will become once again the protagonist and that the riders' exploits [will] have the place they deserve in the media," a statement read. The organisation also wants cooperation between "the sponsors, the organizers and all the national and international authorities [...] so that cycling is no longer permanently pointed at," and that in the future, "all the sports are treated on an equal footing."

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.