Bernard Hinault to appear at Otley Cycle Races

Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault will present prizes at this year's Otley Cycle Races on Wednesday July 2

Bernard Hinault has had plenty to say on Chris Froome's salbutamol case

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Cycling legend Bernard Hinault will be on hand at this year's Otley Cycle Races (Wednesday July 2), just days before the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France, a stone's throw away in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Five-time Tour de France champion Hinault will be part of a delegation of Tour organisers, which also includes director Christian Prudhomme. Hinault will present the prizes on the podium, according to the Ilkley Gazette.

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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.