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Brian Cookson fury at 'bully' Pat McQuaid

Brian Cookson responded to Pat McQuaid's attack on his challenge for the presidency of the International Cycling Union by accusing the incumbent of "bullying".

McQuaid criticised Cookson's manifesto as "half-baked, flawed and financially impractical".

Cookson, the British Cycling president, said McQuaid's attack was a "reminder of the sometimes absurd feuds in which he has engaged. His bullying and haranguing style seems designed to antagonise everyone who does not share his approach."