Ed Clancy requires back surgery and is out of Track World Cup

Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy has withdrawn from the Track World Cup in New Zealand as he requires surgery to rectify a slipped disc

Ed Clancy

Ed Clancy has been forced to withdraw from the UCI Track World Cup round in New Zealand over December 4-6, as he faces surgery to correct a lingering back injury.

The 30-year-old from Yorkshire was due to make his return to top-level track competition after an enforced lay-off after a 'freak accident' saw him slip a disc in his back while lifting a heavy bag.

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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.