McEwen's Tour de France in doubt after injury

Robbie McEwen Cancer Classic TDU 2009

Robbie McEwen's participation in the 2009 Tour de France has been thrown into doubt today after the Australian sprint star suffered deep cuts to his leg during the Tour of Belgium.

McEwen clipped a road sign, causing a deep cut to the patella ligament on his left knee. The Katusha rider is currently undergoing surgery to try and mend the wound.

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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.