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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Licence Commision has ruled that Saxo Bank can retain its WorldTour licence through the 2012 season.

The Danish team's status in the sport's top flight had been called into question after its star rider, Alberto Contador, had his 2011 results annulled after being found guilty of a doping infringement. Contador's points accounted for 68% of Saxo Bank's total - teams must meet a minimum requirement of points based on race results to join the WorldTour.

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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.