'Doper Next Door' author dies after being hit by truck while he was fixing puncture

American writer and cyclist Andrew Tilin died after being hit by a truck at the roadside in Texas as his fixed a puncture during a club ride

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The Doper Next Door book author Andrew Tilin died on Saturday, February 17, after being hit by a truck as he fixed a bicycle puncture at the roadside near his home in Austin, Texas.

The 52-year-old writer was out for a ride with the Gruppo VOP cycling club and had stopped at the side of the RM 620 road to fix a flat.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.