Alexey Tsatevich 'very upset' after Katusha withdraw him from Giro d'Italia

Alexey Tsatevich issues statement on his personal website after the Katusha team withdraw him from the Giro d'Italia for drafting during the time trial

Alexey Tsatevich

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Russian rider Alexey Tsatevich has said that he is 'very upset' that his Katusha team has withdrawn him from the Giro d'Italia after he was penalised for drafting during Sunday's individual time trial.

Katusha made the unprecedented move of going beyond the official commissaire's punishment of a 100 CHF fine and time penalty by withdrawing the 26-year-old completely from the race.

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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.