Cycling-Cookson wins UCI vote after chaotic congress (Reuters)

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* Briton Cookson wins vote to become UCI President * Beats incumbent McQuaid * Vote takes place during chaotic UCI congress (writes through, adds quotes, background) By Julien Pretot FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Briton Brian Cookson was elected International Cycling Union (UCI) president on Friday amid farcical scenes to bring an end to the lurching eight-year reign of Pat McQuaid. Cookson won by 24 votes to 18 in the vote that took place towards the end of a long and chaotic UCI congress in Florence after an acrimonious campaign with mud-slinging from both camps. …

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