Team Sky riders stopped by police in Australia ahead of Tour Down Under

Several professional riders spoken to by South Australia police as part of 'Operation Safe Cycling' ahead of WorldTour opening race

Peloton in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Members of Team Sky and other professional cycling teams were stopped by South Australia police in Adelaide on Monday (January 8) as part of 'Operation Safe Cycling' ahead of the Tour Down Under, which starts in the city on Tuesday, January 16.

Team Sky riders were photographed talking to police officers after reportedly being stopped on Pulteney Street, in Adelaide's central business district (CBD), after committing traffic offences, reports the city's Advertiser website.

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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.