Landis fined and ordered to pay costs in UCI defamation case

Landis Dax

A Swiss court has ruled in favour of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in its defamation case against former professional rider Floyd Landis.

Current UCI president Pat McQuaid and former UCI president Hein Verbruggen had lodged a petition with the Swiss courts on April 29 2011 regarding several allegations made by Landis about the pair's conduct, particularly regarding the concealment of positive doping tests.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.