Sinkewitz fails test for growth hormone

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German rider Patrik Sinkewitz has been provisionally suspended from competition by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) for failing an anti-doping test for recombinant human growth hormone.

Sinkewitz's blood sample taken during the GP di Lugano on 27 February 2011 was found to contain the banned substance which is taken to aid muscle growth and regeneration.

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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.