Cancellara opts out of Milan-San Remo

Fabian Cancellara

Defending Milan-San Remo champion Fabian Cancellara has opted not to ride this weekend's Milan-San Remo (March 21) for health and family reasons.

The Swiss Saxo Bank rider failed to finish Tirreno-Adriatico last week due to poor condition, and has taken the decision to miss Saturday's Italian one day classic in order to ride the five day Settimana Internazionele di Coppi e Bartali next week.

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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.