Valverde to make racing return at Tour Down Under

Alejandro Valverde wins Vuelta a Espana 2009, stage 21

Alejandro Valverde will make his racing return at the Tour Down Under later this month after serving a two-year suspension for his links to the Operacion Puerto organised doping investigation.

The Spanish pro heads Movistar's seven-man line-up for the 2012 WorldTour opener, which starts in Adelaide, South Australia, on January 17.

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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.