Brian Cookson UCI presidential election win: Lance Armstrong leads Twitter celebrations
Last Updated: 27/09/13 3:34pm
Brian Cookson, right, defeated Pat McQuaid in the UCI presidential election
Lance Armstrong is among the cycling figures to have greeted the news of Brian Cookson's election as president of the International Cycling Union with delight.
The sport's biggest names have taken to Twitter to express their joy.
Here is a round-up of the reaction...
Hallelujah- Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) September 27, 2013
SIR CHRIS HOY
Congratulations to @cooksonforuci the new UCI president. Here's to the future!- Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) September 27, 2013
DAVID WALSH, SUNDAY TIMES CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
Planet Cycling is now a better place. And as you leave Pat, take Hein with you.- David Walsh (@DavidWalshST) September 27, 2013
CHANGE CYCLING NOW CAMPAIGN
Cycling: CHANGED- Change Cycling Now (@cyclingchange) September 27, 2013
JONATHAN VAUGHTERS, GARMIN-SHARP TEAM MANAGER
I suppose 7am is too early to start drinking in celebration?- Jonathan Vaughters (@Vaughters) September 27, 2013
PHILIPPE GILBERT, 2012 WORLD CHAMPION
We have a new president in cycling.We riders have nothing to say but let's hop to get some new big sponsors into cycling!#Emergency- PHILIPPE GILBERT (@PhilippeGilbert) September 27, 2013
CHRISTIAN KNEES, TEAM SKY RIDER