ProTour is dead, long live the World Tour

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Professional cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has announced the merger of the ProTour and Historic race calendars to make one World Tour calendar from 2011.

All events in the UCI's World Tour will have to adhere to the same set of participation rules and regulations in an attempt to unify the entire top-level racing calendar.

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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.