Valverde defiant over ban: I will be back

Alejandro Valverde wins Tour de Romandie 2010, stage 5

Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde has given his reaction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to ban him from competition for two years: "I will be back".

"I will serve out the ban and I will come back," Valverde told Spanish paper Marca, according to news agency AFP, signalling his intention to return to cycling when his two-year suspension expires on December 31, 2011.

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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.