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Rider Diaries

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Tales from the Peloton

2003

Eating disorders & cycling: A Cyclingnews special report
Tom Danielson hands over the money: The first US college cycling scholarship fund
José Maria Jiminez: The day he tamed el Angliru
On the road with Brioches La Boulangère and the brothers Beloki - French track star Marion Clignet falls under the spell
FDJeux.com/NSWIS training camp - Getting ready for 2004 in an ideal setting
Team MGZT's Tour of Southland diary - Report from New Zealand
Change and challenge - Joseba Beloki signs with Brioches La Boulangère
The Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund auction/dinner dance: A fundraising night full of fun
iteamNova: what happened?
Hoppity Hop: World Record stairclimb by bike
Season-end high jinks at Fassa & Saeco
Ride for the Roses - Lance Armstrong leads this year's 5,500-strong cancer fund-raiser
Yoplait Women's Summit - Planning the future of women's cycling
Tour of Hope - A journey of survival
Team Lardbutt - A century or a Belgian classic? The 2003 Seagull Century
Beyond the Horizon - The Verizon Wireless Women's Cycling Team
WADA makes "mistake" with new approach to doping
Saturn - Hail and farewell - Looking back at 12 years of the yellow & red
Ben Atkins' Gran Fondo Follies - Gran Fondo del Monte Grappa
L'Etape du Lardbutt - Team Lardbutt struggles with the Tour's people's race
Crashing to victory - Larssyn Staley's junior worlds points race win in her own words
La Grande Débâcle - What's wrong with the women's Tour de France?
Australian pursuiters keen for the team
Fraser frozen out of USPRO - The Gord Fraser vs. Threshold Sports case explained
Ben Atkins' Gran Fondo Follies - Gran Fondo Campagnolo
Levi Leipheimer: Ahead of schedule for the Tour
Training in Australia's high country
Wanted: Bums on seats in velodromes - Part two: An interview with Ron Webb
Veenendaal-Veenendaal: In the shadow of the Classics
Spring camp with Trek/VW Midwest

Team Nürnberger - On course to the next level
Inside CycleLab - putting bums on saddles indoors and out
A special tribute to Garrett Lemire
A special tribute to Andrei Kivilev - September 21, 1973 - March 12, 2003
Austral Wheelrace feature - Neiwand & Higginson back on track
Track Racing: Bendigo plans ahead
Classic Postal - US Postal unveils its riders for the Spring campaign
Getting Het up for Volk - riding the parcours with Team fakta
Snow business - winter training in South Carolina, USA
Schroeder Iron - in the house
Joe Papp's Vuelta a Cuba diary - Part I, Part II, Part III
Team Rona/Esker - Focusing on the "fun" of racing
Mercatone Uno-Scanavino team presentation - Pantani ready to rage
From the left chair - A week in the life of a DS at the Tour del Sol
Come in spinners - how Lance may inadvertently prolong Ullrich's career
Wanted: Velodrome bums on seats: Why are track events struggling to attract spectators?
US Postal Service presentation: Lance and co. ready for number 5
The Julian Dean story: New Zealand's #1 Professional Cyclist
Riding with a pro: A day with Cedric Gracia
Team fakta presentation: Ready for Division I
Fassa Bortolo '03: Top Italian team waits for Bartoli return

Pictorials

2003 Italian National road team - Heading to the Worlds in Hamilton
Three Dutch post-Tour crits - Images from Steenwijk, Surhuisterveen and Emmen
Fancy footwork: Women's USPRO crit champs
Trackies in training: Fine-tuning before the World's

Book, film and video reviews

The Rás - The Story of Ireland's Unique Bike Race by Tom Daly
Spinervals 8.0 - Recovery & Technique
Put me back on my bike by William Fotheringham
Lance Armstrong - Every Second Counts
Phil O'Connor's 21 years of cycling photography
SBS and World Cycling Production's Tour de France highlights DVD and video
Le Tour - A century of the Tour de France by Jeremy Whittle

 

Reader Poll

Reader Poll and CN awards 2003  

Competition winners

Specialized (May 2003): See who won the Cipo replica bike!
Specialized (May 2003): See who won the Cipo replica helmets!

Interviews and profiles for 2003

December 2003

Graeme Brown: 'Whack, recover, whack, recover'
Heiko Salzwedel: Challenging WADA
Paolo Bettini: My Favourite Year
Tim Johnson: The Quiet American
Thor Hushovd: A turbulent year
Stefano Garzelli: The trouble with tonsils
Lance Armstrong: Still a lot to ride fast for - Part 1
Matt Wilson: "Just a rider"
Alessandro Petacchi: No comparisons, please
Dave Zabriskie: Dave's excellent adventure
Mark Renshaw: Graduating from development to pro
Anna Baylis
: Ghost rider
David Millar: Single-minded about Athens
Graeme Brown: Happy but hungry at home in Oz
Giana Roberge: Life after Saturn

November 2003

Magen Long: Oklahoma Express
Robert Hunter: Refocusing after a bad hunting season
Mirjam Melchers: A model of consistency
Peter Knudsen: Introducing the Parish Foundation Pro Cycling Team
Anthony Geslin: Ready for the next level
Judith Arndt: Arndt I having fun
Floyd Landis: Downtime in California
Michael Barry: Moving on up
Scott Moninger: Setting the record straight
Nicole Freedman: Israel, here I come!
Julian Dean: Into the wild

October 2003

Baden Cooke: Cooke's travails
Kristin Armstrong: More than a water-carrier now
Alexandre Vinokourov: In Vino, veritas
Sarah Ulmer: Finding the recipe for success
Bradley Wiggins: Right on track
Filip Meirhaeghe: World's pressure & taking a break
Marla Streb: Take a walk on the wild side
Sarah Tillotson and Kelly Benjamin: A dynamic duo
Ben Brooks: Going back to a stronger Jelly Belly in '04

58th Vuelta a Espańa Features

Levi Leipheimer interview: Never say die
Johan Bruyneel: The back-to-back Grand Tour champion
Roberto Heras interview: "I knew I had to give it all"
Alejandro Valverde interview: The killer instinct
Who is Isidro Nozal?: Talented, humble, determined...and Vuelta leader
Michael Rasmussen interview: Vuelta blonde ambition
David Millar interview: Hamilton in mind
Alessandro Petacchi interview: 2003: Petacchi's year
Matthew White - White knight boards the blue train
José Antonio Pecharromán - A future Grand Tour star

September 2003

Anna Millward: Life after racing and Millward bikes
Lance Armstrong - Soccer dad and superstar
Cadel Evans - Optimistic Evans on the mend
Mark Scanlon - Fulfilling his potential
Chris Eatough - Engineered for endurance

August 2003

Chris Eatough - Engineered for endurance
Henk Vogels - Captain Courageous: A return from the dead
Joane Somarriba - Indurain's wheeltracks
Laurent Dufaux - Motivated once more
Haimar Zubeldia - The quiet achiever
Marty Northstein & Ed Beamon - Navigating their way to the top
Malcolm Elliot - Only as young as you feel
Sara Carrigan - Moving on up
Susanne Ljungskog - Bloodied but unbowed at the Grande Boucle Féminine
Brett Aitken - Dreaming of Olympic selection
Nicole Cooke - Another Cookie Monster?
Tyler Hamilton - A hero's welcome, and what's in store for 2004

July 2003

Chris Horner - Success, Saturn and San Francisco
Tylar Farrar - "A little bit of a shock."
Danny Pate - "Some things are worth more than racing"

90th Tour de France Features

Barry Hoban - Memories of the demigods
Baden Cooke - Bring on the Champs Elysées
Joseba Beloki - What lies beneath
Fred Rodriguez - Let the games begin
On the road with FDJ - Full of Desire for July
Stuart O'Grady - Scratching the seven year itch
La Caravane du Tour de France - All aboard the publicity convoy
Robbie McEwen - Seeing green
Daniel Baal - Countdown to the Tour
The Village Départ - A paradise of freebies
George Hincapie - Ready to roll
Alessandro Petacchi - The unexpected champion
Michael Rogers - The power of one

June 2003

Jobie Dajka - The World Keirin Champion on riding the International Keirin series in keirin's home country, Japan.
Genevieve Jeanson - Killing them softly
Chris Witty - Get Witty
Laurent Brochard - The world according to Laurent
Samuel Dumoulin - I am Sam
Jean Luc Jonrond, Jean Delatour Team Manager - To Le Tour with Jean Delatour
Petra Rossner - Seven deadly sprints
Charles Dionne - keeping the rubber side down from now on
Filip Meirhaeghe interview - more than a mountainbiker

May 2003

Mary Grigson interview - Nursing mind and body back to form
Hayden Roulston interview - To rule the Roulst
Dr Michele Ferrari interview part one - Training methods and 20 years of changes
Dr Michele Ferrari interview part two - The court case and Lance Armstrong

86th Giro d'Italia Features

Robbie McEwen interview - Relaxed and ready for the 2003 Tour
Magnus Bäckstedt interview - A day off in Napoli
Graeme Brown interview - Evening the odds
I Campioni - A pictorial of the great Italian riders: Part I and Part II

April 2003

Ben Brooks interview - The Choco man cometh to Cali
Viatcheslav Ekimov interview - A race that makes him feel younger
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski interview - Boulder and beyond
Jimena Florit interview - Striving for perfection
Wade Bootes interview - Crossing over from dirt to boards

March 2003

Gord Fraser - A healthy lifestyle with Team Health Net
Tanya Lindenmuth - Racing for the feds
Erik Weispfennig - Coming to Australia
Marion Clignet - Back on track
David Millar - Who is the real David Millar?
Susanne Ljungskog - Life's about taking risks
Kate Nichols - A chip off the old block?,

February 2003

Bjarne Riis - Coach to coach
Kate Nichols - A chip off the old block?
Steffen Kjćrgaard - Ride Steffen, ride
Susan Stewart - manager of Flanders-iteamNova.com
Chann McRae - No longer going Postal
Miguel "Amazing" Meza|
Ciarán Power - A Navigator finds his way
Roland Green - Captain Canada gets on board the 'blue train' in '03
Allan Davis - Hitting the big time

January 2003

Tour De Langkawi Features

Breaking through: Iran's national team at the LTdL
An interview with Bjornar Vestol - Just the Faks
A day in the life of a Directeur-Sportif at the LTdL
Laying down the law with LTdL Chief Commissaire Michael Robb
O'Neill in sparkiling form as he opens his account in Le Tour
An interview with LTdL Race Controller Alan Rushton
Steve Thomas' own Tour de Langkawi - Part I, Part II and Part III.

Tour Down Under Features

Sean Yates - Tending a Danish Garden
Tom Boonen - Boomin' Boonen comes to Adelaide
Jörg Ludewig - Poetry in motion
Bobby Julich
- Getting his priorities right
McEwen and Gates take five
Cooke takes aim for the European spring - FDjeux.com's sprinter reveals future plans
"I want to win" - Andrea Tafi talks to Cyclingnews

Other features

Alessandro Petacchi - Not your usual sprinter
Olga Slioussareva - Fly in the ointment
Katie Mactier - New neighbours, new challenges
Brad McGee - Rocking at 58km/h
Elizabeth Williams - Blonde ambition