WADA withdraws two clenbuterol appeals

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has withdrawn two appeals with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) relating to clenbuterol positives. WADA will now not appeal against the clearing of Danish cyclist Philip Nielsen and five Mexican footballers after they tested positive for the banned substance.

Nielsen tested positive for clenbuterol during the Vuelta a Mexico in 2010, but was aquitted by the Danish Cycling Federation on the grounds that he consumed tainted meat whilst in the country.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

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.