Entire Brazilian team suspended after three doping positives

UCI announces 55-day suspension of Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour

All riders from the Brazilian cycling team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour have been suspended by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) after three riders failed drugs tests in a 12-month period.

The UCI announced last month that Colombian Ramiro Rincon Diaz and Brazilian João Marcelo Pereira Gaspar had both failed a test for banned blood-boosting substance continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA).

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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.