Petacchi wins Scheldeprijs, Boonen crashes

Alessandro Petacchi GP degli etruschi

Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes) won Wednesday's Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen semi-classic race in Belgium.

Paris-Roubaix winner Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was one of the high-profile victims of a large crash in the final 100 metres of the race, which was caused when Robbie McEwen (Katusha) and Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) wiped out.

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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.