Luis Leon Sanchez, Paris-Nice 2010, stage one prologue

Luis Leon Sanchez tops the new World Ranking compiled by the Union Cycliste Internationale - a table based on performances in the top professional road races.

The Spanish Caisse d'Epargne rider sits at the top of the ranking, published by the UCI on Monday, thanks to his third place at Paris-Nice and second overall at the Tour Down Under - the only two counting events so far this season.

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Nigel Wynn
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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.