Quick-Step team manager: 'Nobody wanted to ride the Tour of Turkey'

Political unrest in the country has dissuaded the top Belgian teams from taking part in the 2017 Tour of Turkey

Tour of Turkey

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Quick-Step Floors team manager Patrick Lefevre has said that none of his team wanted to ride in the 2017 Tour of Turkey.

Lefevre joined fellow Belgian WorldTour squad Lotto-Soudal in citing lack of rider interest and recent political unrest in Turkey as the reason they did not want to participate in the race.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.