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Brian Cookson loses UCI presidency election

Brian Cookson has been the UCI president for four years. Credit: PA

Brian Cookson has lost the election for the UCI presidency to David Lappartient by 37 votes to eight.

Cookson has been the UCI chief for four years having been elected to the post in September 2013 at the UCI Road World Championships.

Having previously been likely to be re-elected unopposed, Cookson has now been replaced by the former leader of the Professional Cycling Council, Lappartient.

The 44-year-old is known as a shrewd operator both in cycling and away from the sport having proved popular in French politics.

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Former Man Utd 'keeper signs for Burnley

Anders Lindegaard has joined Burnley. Credit: PA

Burnley have signed former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old, who left Preston at the end of last season, has been training with the Clarets following Tom Heaton's shoulder dislocation and has now agreed a deal until the end of the season.

Lindegaard spent five years at Old Trafford without establishing himself in the first team and will now challenge Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins in Heaton's absence.

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