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Cookson names 3 UCI VPs, clarifies Makarov ties

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FLORENCE, Italy (AP)

Newly elected UCI leader Brian Cookson appointed the heads of three continental cycling confederations as his vice presidents Saturday, and clarified his relationship with Russian backer Igor Makarov.

With the support of the UCI's management committee, Cookson selected David Lappartient of France, Mohamed Wagih Azzam of Egypt, and Tracey Gaudry of Australia as vice presidents. They head the European, African and Oceania confederations, respectively.

Cookson defeated incumbent Pat McQuaid 24-18 in a fiercely contested vote Friday that is being hailed as key to moving the sport forward from its doping-infested past.

McQuaid's three VPs were Cho Hee Wook of South Korea, Renato Di Rocco of Italy and Artur Lopes of Portugal.

Cookson's campaign was strongly supported by Makarov, the wealthy Russian cycling federation president.

''My relationship with Igor Makarov is the same as it is with every other member of the management committee and federation president,'' Cookson said. ''He's an important figure in world cycling, there's no doubt about that. But I have made no commitment to Mr. Makarov, no funding from Mr. Makarov and there is nothing in any way out of order in our relationship.''

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