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Brian Cookson Manifesto ENG

Brian Cookson Manifesto ENG

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Manifesto by Brian Cookson for UCI Presidential Election 2013
Manifesto by Brian Cookson for UCI Presidential Election 2013

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Restoring trust,Leading change.Brian Cookson
President o British CyclingMember o UCI Management CommitteePresident o UCI Road Commission
 
“The UCI must takethe steps necessary torestore cycling’s andits own credibility, inparticular in relation tothe public perceptiono cycling’s anti-dopingmeasures and currentleadership.”
The passion I and many othershave or cycling cannot hide theact that our international body,the UCI, remains hugely distracted,continuing to ounder in waves o damaging historical controversies.For ar too many people our sportis associated with doping, withdecisions that are made behindclosed doors and with ceaselessconicts with the cycling amilyand key stakeholders. This situationis deeply damaging or our sport,and it has severely compromisedthe UCI’s ability to develop andcommunicate much o the goodwork that is happening across theworld.Against this backdrop, and ater careul consideration, I have decidedto stand or the Presidency o theUCI. This is because I passionatelybelieve that the UCI needs toembrace a new way o doing things,and address, head on, some o thecritical challenges acing our sport.This maniesto outlines my plans to:
• Rebuild trust in the UCI• Transform the way anti-dopingis dealt with• Grow cycling across the globe• Develop women’s cycling• Overhaul elite road cyclingStrengthen cycling’s credibilityand inuence within theOlympic Movement
Cycling is not the only sport withproblems, but i we don’t have asport that parents can send their children to with absolute confdence,then we are ailing. The mostimportant challenge or the newPresident is to restore cycling’scredibility. This must happenimmediately and my frst prioritywill be to establish a completelyindependent anti-doping unit.This will be managed and governedoutside o the UCI, while stillmaintaining our responsibilities toWADA. That way people will beable to have absolute confdencein our sport.It is also critical that we re-buildrelations with WADA and nationalbodies including the AFLD andUSADA. It is absurd that a sport thathas suered so much rom dopinghas been in open conict with thevery people it should be workingin partnership with. I will seek their ull co-operation in an independentinvestigation into allegations thatthe UCI colluded to cover up pastdoping oences.More broadly, I want to see a UCIwhose culture and way o doingthings is defned by openness,transparency, and a commitmentto more collegiate decision-making.We need to work or the good o cycling globally, and not protectvested interests.The recent Stakeholder Consultationshowed that there are many goodaspects to the UCI, and manywonderul people working hard inall branches o our sport, throughoutthe disciplines and all around theworld. They are there in the sta andvolunteer ofcials, in our ContinentalConederations, in our NationalFederations, in the event organisers,in the teams, in our commercialpartners, and in the ans, participantsand enthusiasts o cycling. That muchwas clear rom the report.But the big message that comesout in that same report, time andtime again, is this Critical PriorityRecommendation:
“The UCI must take the stepsnecessary to restore cycling’sand its own credibility, in particularin relation to the public perceptionof cycling’s anti-doping measuresand current leadership.”
In other words, cycling needs achange o leadership. I believethat I have a strong and proventrack record in delivering positivetransormational change in cycling,and in a way that is collegiate - notconrontational - as my time asPresident o British Cycling shows.It is this style o approach that Iwant to bring to the UCI. I will be aPresident who listens and respondswith frm action, not a Presidento dictats, conict and aggressivecommunication.I would be truly honoured to beelected UCI President, but I alsounderstand the magnitude o thechallenges we ace. I have seenthose challenges close-up in my roleas a UCI management committeemember since 2009. I have donemy best, with colleagues, to inuencechange rom within. But now is thetime to step orward. I elected, Iwill do all in my powers to turn myvision o a more open, modern,efcient and outward acing UCIinto reality, in ull partnership with allstakeholders in the sport we love.As one seasoned observer wroterecently: “Sometimes, you just haveto press the re-set button.”That time is now.
I am a cyclist. Cycling has been at the heart of my life for as long asI can remember. It has shaped my personality and I will always begrateful for the sheer enjoyment, inspiration and opportunity thatcycling has given me.
Restoring trust, leading change
Brian Cookson
My visionRestoring trust, leading change
 
 A life dedicated to cycling
For over 40 years, cycling has touched my life, both as a riderand administrator. My cycling experience spans senior levelpositions within local, national and international cycling and Ihave a proven track record of delivering change and success.
 About Brian Cookson
Date o birth: 22 June 1951Marital status: Married, 3 childrenLanguages: English, French conversation
Sporting Career
I was and am a club level cyclist at road, track, cyclo-cross and mountain biking.I was Regional road champion in 1971 and I enjoy cycling every day. I stillcompete at Masters level on road and track.
Sports Administration Career
•MemberofUCIManagementCommittee(2009–current)•PresidentofUCIRoadCommission(2011–current)•UCIInternationalCommissaire(1986–2009)incl.OlympicGames,multiple
World Championships and international stage races
•PresidentofUCICyclo-CrossCommission(2009–2011)•PresidentofBritishCyclingFederation(1996–current)•RepresentedcyclingonBritishNationalOlympicCommittee(1997–current)
British Cycling
WhenIwaselectedPresidentin1996,BritishCyclingwasalmostbankrupt
and sporting successes were modest. I have been re-elected unopposed everyyear since then and have developed British Cycling into a highly successulederation which is trusted, proessionally run and governed. It is now a wellunded organisation, attracting signifcant public and commercial unding and itis leading an unprecedented growth in our sport at all levels
British Cycling has, under my presidency, achieved the following:
•MultipleUCIRoad,TrackandBMXWorldChampionshipgoldmedals
including Mark Cavendish, Nicole Cooke, Emma Pooley, Sir Chris Hoy,
VictoriaPendleton,JasonKenny,LauraTrott,ShanazeReade,LucyGarner
and Dame Sarah Storey
•19Olympicgoldmedals•28Paralympicgoldmedals•OneTourdeFrancewinner(attimeofwriting)•Unprecedentedgrowthinparticipation–overonemillionmorepeoplehave
taken up recreational cycling since 2009
•Asurgeinmembershiptakingthetotalpast75,000fromlessthan15,000in1996•Over350,000opportunitiesforyoungpeopletoexperiencecoachingandcompetitiondeliveredthroughtheGo-RideProgrammesince2009•Anewstrategytogetonemillionmorewomencyclingby2020thathas
already had success
•Campaigningonissuesaffectingallcyclistssuchasroadsafety,inuencing
policy at the highest level
•Cuttingedgecoachingmaterialsforroad,track,MTBandBMXforBritish
cycling which are now used worldwide by the UCI
•Agrowthinthenumberofcompetitiveeventsby29%between2009andthe
end o 2012
Professional Career(retired March 2013 following 40 years of professional experience)
•CharteredLandscapeArchitect,UrbanDesignerandRegenerationspecialist•ExecutiveDirectorofRegeneration,specialisinginUrbanRenewal•Over30years’experienceofseniorlevelmanagementinthepublicsector 
 
•MemberofCharteredManagementInstitute
 

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