Cycling world reacts to Paris attacks

As the traditional venue for the finale of the Tour de France, the events in Paris on Friday night have shocked the cycling world

The cycling world has reacted with shock in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and loss of life that took place in Paris on Friday evening. The French capital city has a very special place in many cyclists' hearts as the venue for the finale of the world's biggest bike race, the Tour de France.

Tour de France 2015 winner Chris Froome expressed his shock at events, saying via Twitter "Sickened by the images coming out of the tonight. My thoughts go out to those affected".

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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.