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Cycling: Brian Cookson expected to stand against UCI president Pat McQuaid


British Cycling president Brian Cookson is expected to stand for the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI).

Cookson, 61, would challenge the controversial incumbent Pat McQuaid if the Irishman succeeds in securing a nomination to stand for re-election. "I'm a little bit surprised with Brian, but that's as much as I'd like to say on that," McQuaid said yesterday.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome dropped to seventh after the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, despite finishing in the peloton. He trails leader David Veilleux by 1 min 57 sec.