Contador, Tour de France 2009, stage 19

Alberto Contador has opted out of riding the road World Championships later this month, citing a lack of racing form since winning the Tour de France in July.

The Astana rider doesn't want to be in Mendrisio, Switzerland, for the Worlds (September 27) in poor shape just to make up the numbers for Spain and would rather his place go to a compatriot who has the form to do well.

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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.