UCI introduces eight-day ban for glucocorticosteroid injections

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Cycle sport's global governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has introduced an eight-day ban for any rider that has received a glucocorticosteroid (cortisone) injection.

The amendment to the UCI's existing No Needle Policy stipulates that any rider receiving an injection of the anti-inflammatory drug must how notify the UCI and must not compete for eight days rather than the previous two-day ban.

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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.