Alberto Contador stage 21 tour of spain 2008

This year's Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana champion Alberto Contador has undergone a successful operation on his nose and throat.

The Spanish grand tour specialist received surgery at the Ramon y Cajal hospital in Madrid yesterday (Monday) to rectify a nasal problem caused by broken sunglasses fragments as a result of a crash during this year's Giro d'Italia.

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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.