Lance Armstrong Las Vegas press conference 2008

When Lance Armstrong announced that he was to return to racing at the Tour Down Under in January 2009 there seemed little that could stop the Texan's comeback - until the UCI stepped in.

Following Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regulations, riders returning to competition must register their intention to race six months before they compete - and Armstrong only registered on August 1 2008. This means that he may not be allowed to participate in the Australian stage race which starts on January 21, 2009.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.