Brent Bookwalter out of World Champs after slow recovery from Tour of Britain car collision

USA left without a key member of its elite men's road race team as Brent Bookwalter withdraws due to lingering effects of concussion after Tour of Britain incident

Brent Bookwalter in action during Stage 4 of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Watson)

Brent Bookwalter has announced that he will be unable to take part in the 2017 UCI Road World Championships after making a slow recovery from injuries sustained when he crashed into the back of a parked car during the Tour of Britain.

The American had been due to line-up as part of his national squad for the elite men's road race on Sunday September 24, but on medical advice has withdrawn his participation.

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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.