Ricco's doping suspension shortened

Riccardo Ricco

Riccardo Ricco, the Italian cyclist caught using banned substance EPO at the 2008 Tour de France, has had his suspension from competition shortened by four months.

Ricco tested positive for CERA, a new form of blood-boosting drug EPO, during the 2008 Tour de France after he won two mountain stages. After the positive tests, Ricco was ejected from the Saunier Duval squad and banned for two years.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.