Baroness Sue Campbell – Chair of UK Sport, 2003-2013
Brian Cookson's personal integrity, alongside his commitment and dedication to his sport has been absolutely key in transforming the UCI over the last four years. I have no hesitation in supporting his re-election for a second term as UCI President.
Bob Howden – President & Jonathan Browning – Chairman, British Cycling
During his time as President of British Cycling our federation developed from being a body in crisis to a turnaround success story. The success came not just in terms of medals won, but in levels of participation, in the bringing of major events to our shores and by inspiring Britons to fall in love with the sport. British Cycling wholeheartedly recommends Brian Cookson for re-election as the UCI President.
Osama Al Shafar – President, Asian Cycling Confederation and UAE Cycling Federation
We at the ACC support you in your endeavour to continue the process of transformation of UCI and also your special attention towards the Asian Continent in its march towards propagation and excellence at all levels of this wonderful sport of cycling.
Michael P. Plant – UCI Management Committee Member and 1980 Olympian
Your daily focus and objective is driven by what you can do to make us better and stronger by working in concert with the athletes, key stakeholders, membership, federations, Management Team and staff. Your professional approach, respect for those who interact with you and commitment to do the right thing has helped our organization achieve new levels of success.
Tracey Gaudry – President Oceania Cycling Confederation & Vice President UCI Management Committee
The progress we have made under Brian's presidency has been extensive and includes professionalising the sport for women across all disciplines, promoting the increased participation of women and girls in cycling as a sport and activity, and furthering the involvement of women throughout the governance, administration and delivery of the sport.
Harald Tiedeman Hansen – President Norwegian Cycling Federation and Member UCI Management Committee
We’ve made great progress across the board, including in the sphere of technology where we’ve transformed the UCI from a conservative federation to one that embraces and promotes progress. I look forward to supporting him during his second mandate.
John Tolkamp – President, Cycling Canada
Under Brian's leadership the UCI has taken great steps to restore the integrity of the sport, stabilize its operations and most importantly grow all aspects of the sport globally in a sustainable manner.
William Newman – President, Cycling South Africa
I'm sure another four years as UCI President will result in more great things for track cycling, and for African cycling across all disciplines.
Michel Thioub – President, Senegal Cycling Federation
Four years ago, I had chosen Brian, and I am pleased to see that he has provided unwavering support for the development of African Cycling.
Federico Moreira – Presidente, Federación Ciclista Uruguaya
On behalf of the Federación Ciclista Uruguaya, I wish to say that, under Brian Cookson’s leadership, cycling’s reputation has been restored and the interests of Latin American nations have been better addressed than ever before.
Robert Farrier – President, Trinidad & Tobago Cycling Federation
Under Brian’s stewardship, the UCI will continue to make great strides in improving the Sport of cycling, its athletes and administrators on a global scale.
Brian has been credible in the fight against doping and for an open and transparent association. It should also be emphasized that, with the participation of all the key players, he has taken the initiative to adapt cycling to the current conditions and needs, globally and in a timely manner.
Captain Sawadogo – President, Burkina Faso Cycling Federation
We have indeed read your manifesto and we appreciate its true value. It is with pleasure that we will see you re-elected head of world cycling.
Mabrouk Kerboua – President of the Algerian Cycling Federation
Our federation adheres perfectly to your cycling development strategy and we thank you for all the renewal you have made during the last four years in cycling, throughout the world.
Madis Lepajõe – Former President, Estonian Cycling Federation
He is a leader who believes in democracy. Brian talks to people and listens their opinions even if they are by far different of his own views. He is convinced that cycling needs continuous development and new ideas to attract all generations.
Sergey Bubka – IOC Member
I find it very good for the development and adaptation of sport to the realities of modern life and respect Brian’s willingness to contribute in this way to the Olympic movement and cycling in particular.
Peter King – Chief Executive Officer, British Cycling Federation, 1997 to 2008
Transformation of any complex organisation is a long-term task and to complete Brian’s manifesto to modernise, develop and enhance both the UCI and World cycling requires a second term. I support Brian and wish him well in his campaign for re-election.
Ricardo Nogare – Brazil, Member of the UCI Mass Participation Commission
Brian has been a very good President for Latin America and for cycling across the world. We especially appreciated all the work he put in to ensure the cycling events at the Rio Olympic Games were a big success.
Lord Sebastian Coe – President IAAF, and former Chairman British Olympic Association
Brian became President of Cycling at a particularly challenging time for the sport. He has brought a real sense of purpose and re-direction to the sport and I am very happy to support his ambitions to serve a further term as UCI President.
Sir Philip Craven MBE – President of the International Paralympic Committee & International Olympic Committee Member
I am happy to support his candidacy for a second term as UCI President being sure that he will have more time to take Para cycling forward to a new level of development within the UCI.
Travis Tygart – CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency
The way UCI conducts itself in anti-doping has been completely transformed since 2013. It has earned itself the reputation of highly competent and trusted partner, a model for other sports.
Peter Nicholson – Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) Member and WADA expert
Brian Cookson's clarity of vision and his unswerving determination to attack doping issues in the sport were central to the CIRC's capacity to operate independently and with a broad mandate.
Andy Parkinson – Former CEO, UK Anti-Doping
I have known him for many years and he has always operated with the best interests of the sport at heart. Since moving to the UCI, the same principles have applied and the UCI is now a trusted ally in the fight against doping, committed to the protection of all athletes in the sport, and a strong advocate for the type of governance required from such organisations.
Rod Carr – UK Sport Chair 2013 – 2017 and UK Sport Board Member 2003 – 2017
I have known Brian for many years and have respect for his achievements. Initially as Chair of British Cycling, overseeing the Olympic and Paralympic medal success, and more recently as President of the UCI where he has shown strong leadership in implementing important and necessary reforms.
Sir Hugh Robertson – Chairman of the British Olympic Association (and previously UK Minister for Sport and the Olympics 2010 – 2013)
During his first term as President, Brian has shown the leadership necessary to reform the sport and restore its reputation. I very much hope that he is given a second term to finish this vital task.
Cedric Vasseur – Professional Cyclist 1993 - 2007, Tour de France stage winner and yellow jersey, now TV commentator
I congratulate Brian Cookson and his team very warmly for all the actions they have undertaken over the past 4 years. Brian has reinvigorated each cycling discipline and great progress has been made in many areas.
Dirk Craen – President, European University
It has been a pleasure to see the progress in the UCI over the last four years, and the European University was delighted to award Brian the Degree of Doctor of Civil Laws, Honoris Causa, in recognition of his achievements.
Robbert de Kock – President and CEO WFSGI-World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry
Brian’s natural leadership has led to new visions and his sensible and balanced decisions have seen engagement with all stakeholders. His main focus always is to improve the conditions for the riders.
Scott Kaylin – Co-founder and President at Champion System
The UCI, under Brian's leadership, has made great progress in growing the sport of cycling worldwide. He recognizes the value and need to work with the broad stakeholders and has been proactive in collaborating with industry to ensure their needs and concerns are incorporated as cycling develops further.
Jaimie Fuller – Executive Chairman, Skins
Cycling has had a difficult history with doping, particularly within the tenure of the previous two Presidents. Brian has, in his current term as President, rebuilt the bridges with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the anti-doping community as a whole and made administrative changes to ensure the independence of anti-doping administration and sanction.
Monica Santini – Managing Director, Santini Maglificio Sportivo
I can state in all honesty that this current administration under the stewardship of Mr. Cookson has brought about truly positive and progressive advancements that have had wide ranging benefits for the world of cycling, aspects that I feel will only continue to grow with his re-election.
Kristin Klein – President, Amgen Tour of California and Executive Vice President, AEG
Brian’s vision for a strong international cycling organization supporting men’s and women’s platforms has not only helped us to raise the profile of our race but has helped the sport of cycling reach new levels of success across numerous measurable categories and revenue streams.
Michael S. Gollner – Executive Chairman, Madison Sports Group
We at Madison Sports Group are trying to modernize and improve upon our version of track cycling through our Six Day Series. I have therefore observed with awe the significant improvements you at the UCI have implemented into track cycling over time and I saw the Hong Kong event was a delightful manifestation of that progression.
Alain Bovay – Deputy and Mayor, St-Légier-La Chiésaz
Since your arrival in the region of the Canton of Vaud, you made contacts promptly and your first-class work on the field has significantly paid off. I appreciate your unwavering commitment to the UCI.
Sir Gary Verity – CEO Welcome to Yorkshire
Having strong and enlightened leadership at the top of cycling’s world governing body is imperative for the future success of our sport. Without the right leadership, we wouldn't have invested and developed the Tour de Yorkshire into something special, or joined with partners to bid for the UCI's flagship event the road world championship to be held in Yorkshire in 2019.
Rochelle Gilmore – Wiggle High5 General Manager
Since Brian Cookson was elected as president of the UCI I have observed a significant, and rapid development in Women’s Cycling. Honouring his election platform for the development of Women’s Cycling Brian has worked tirelessly in his commitment to better our sport.