Armstrong back racing at Tour of the Gila

Lance Armstrong climbing at Astana's training camp in Tenerife, December 2008

Lance Armstrong made his return to competition yesterday at the Tour of the Gila, USA. The seven-time Tour de France winner returns after an enforced month's lay-off after badly breaking his collarbone in March.

Armstrong left a post on his Twitter site shortly after the first stage: "Stage 1 of Gila done. Levi Leipheimer cruises to victory. I didn't feel so bad myself for first race back after the crash."

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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.