Austrians call for doping to be criminalised

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A day after the news that Austrian cycling national champion Christian Pfannberger failed an out-of-competition dope test, the Austrian Cycling Federation has called for doping to be criminalised in the country.

Pfannberger's positive for an undisclosed banned substance comes on the back of several high-profile doping scandals to have rocked Austria in recent months.

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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.