Stefan Schumacher Tour de France 2008

The German Cycling Federation (BDR) has confirmed reports that Stefan Schumacher tested positive for banned blood-boosting drug CERA at this year's Tour de France.

Schumacher failed two retrospective blood tests carried out by the French anti-doping agency AFLD for blood-boosting drug Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator (CERA), a new form of EPO.

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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.