Paolo Bettini 2007
(Image credit: Roberto Nencini)

Paolo Bettini, the 2007 Road Race World Champion, arrived back in Italy yesterday from the World Championships to find large crowds ready to greet him in his hometown of La California.

Over 500 people packed the small square in the town, whilst a big screen showed footage of Bettini's past victories behind him as he waved to his fans.

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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.