Tom Boonen Tour de France 2007 green jersey
(Image credit: ISOSPORT)

Tom Boonen, the 2005 World Champion, will not be on the start line of the UCI World Championships road race in Stuttgart next Sunday (September 30) due to knee injury.

Boonen was taking part in a planned three hour training session yesterday (Thursday) to ascertain his current form. However, the Belgian sprinter was forced to cut the session short after two hours due to the severity of pain in his right knee.

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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.