October 14, 2016

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Cycling's governing body has implemented a new and revised constitution that reduces the president's maximum time in office to three terms.

The International Cycling Union set out what it calls ''a new democratic process'' that was accepted at a UCI congress.

The amended constitution includes at least two members of each continental confederation on the UCI management committee.

Also, an external notary or lawyer will oversee the election of a three-member panel for the ethics commission. If any irregularities are noted, the panel has the right to cancel or reschedule an election.

UCI president Brian Cookson says the revised measures are ''in line with international best practice and will help to reinforce the UCI's credibility.''

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