Cycling stars to miss London 2012 opening ceremony

Mark Cavendish wins, London-Surrey Cycle Classic 2011

Great Britain's cycling team will not attend the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Members of the Great Britain cycling, track and field, and swimming teams will be among 150 athletes who will rest up during the opening ceremony on July 27, according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.