Brazilian cycling team escorted by police off Canadian motorway

Brazil cycling team escorted by police off motorway near Toronto after taking a wrong turn

Nine members of Brazil's cycling team were escorted off a motorway near Toronto, Canada, on Sunday after straying onto the busy road during a training ride for the Pan American Games, currently taking place in the city.

The riders were all wearing their distinctive green, blue and yellow national kit and were riding on the hard shoulder of the Don Valley Parkway when they were intercepted by police officers. A member of the public had telephoned the police to let them know cyclists were on the road.

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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.