Mark Cavendish and Erik Zabel, Mallorca 2010

British sprint star Mark Cavendish has been forced to delay the start of his 2010 racing campaign due to an on-going tooth problem.

The Manxman has been suffering from a tooth abscess for several weeks, and the infection flared up during his HTC-Columbia team's recent training camp on Mallorca, forcing Cavendish to miss a vital few days' riding.

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Nigel Wynn
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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.