Brian Cookson: UCI should take ‘tough decision’ to suspend Russian athletes

Russian athletes should be suspended from cycling in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the former UCI president Brian Cookson has said.

Asked if cycling’s governing body should follow the International Olympic Committee (IOC) call for international sporting federations and organizers to prevent Russian and Belarusian athletes from taking part in their events, telling Cycling Weekly that it “probably should happen, at the present time”.

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