April 01, 2017 (Switzerland) – Pedal has learned that Cycling Canada President John Tolkamp will run the UCI for one month while UCI President Brian Cookson is coming here to take over the reigns of Cycling Canada. Tolkamp recently headed to Europe to take on a major new role working with Cookson (read more here) but there’s a twist.
“I’ve always loved coming to Canada and the success of their athletes across the board suggests there’s a lot learn from getting an inside look at how things work operationally,” said Cookson. “We’ll be rolling out the program shortly and I’ll be taking over at six member associations this season. I’m looking forward to practicing my French en Quebec, taking in some lacrosse races as we well (Cookson’s second love), and sampling the great local brew there.”
The new President’s Swap program is not connected with President’s Choice of Loblaws fame, but if the inaugural program is successful, we might see Cookson and Tolkamp together on their renowned Decadent chocolate chip cookies.
Happy April Fools