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Rider Diaries

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Tales from the Peloton

2004

Team Lardbutt: The Day I Kicked Santa's Ass
Tales from the pit at US 'Cross Nationals
Barfing in the Bs at US 'Cross nationals
2005 Vuelta a España launch
Charity begins at home for Brad McGee, but training for the Tour begins in January
Hitting the road with Australia's cycling elite
Bjarne's boot camp: Team CSC trains military-style
Team Mälarenergi: a new Look
Team Lardbutt - Thanksgiving Turkey
The Cycling Center gets bigger - Developing more young U.S. riders in Belgium
News Analysis: Anderson report recommends AIS reforms
Six of the best: Inside the European Six-Day races
Team Lardbutt: Whacked by a Hatchback
Golden Gate Park homecoming for NorCal stars
Team Lardbutt looks forward to Christmas in Santa Claus vs Hairy Catalog Guy.
Taking a stiffy on the nose: Inside the Tour of the Southland
How Tyler's medal was saved - WADA's Independent Observers Report raises questions
Paris-London charity bike race: A little less 'Cordiale'
Race classifications decoded: What the letters & numbers mean
Scaling the Mont: Riding the Austalian 24-hour
Specialized boosts sponsorship for USA Cycling - Deal to lift U23 road program in Europe, help secure naming-rights sponsor
Team Lardbutt: Victory at 12 Miles Per Hour
Mark Webber - Aussie F1 speed demon goes from the racetrack to singletrack
Peaking Out - Keith Bontrager rides the 3 Peaks Cyclocross
A first time for everything - First year Under 17 rider, Deena Faulkner, relives her experience at the Australian Clubs' Road Championships
Down to the wire: World Cup cliffhanger
The handy man can - A peek at life as a soigneur
In the blood: How the new blood doping test works
McGee-NSWIS success story continues - Ashley Humbert FdJeux.com's newest stagiaire
The 70 Gentlemen (and 2 Ladies) of Verona - Much Ado About Journo World's
Team Lardbutt: Meeting The Ghost
Can Germany get back on track? How the stars of 2000 are recovering from a world's meltdown
The triumph of the team: Four things contributed to the Australian women's RR gold - teamwork, teamwork, teamwork and meticulous preparation
Fred Mengoni - Gentlemen prefer bikes
Gran Fondo Pinarello - In the footsteps of Big Mig
Team Lardbutt: Send In The (Evil) Clowns
Lance in Prague: A post-Tour crit tale
Doping analysis: Witch hunting in the 21st century
Aussie Tour Wrap-up: A three-week rollercoaster ride,
Road to Athens: Aussie women fired up for Games
Special report - Bergman sacked: Jelly Belly to lose NRC points?
Team Lardbutt: Beer, Bikes, and Bob Roll Bingo
A victory of another kind for Euskaltel-Euskadi
TdF Retro: Vintage Pantani
An Englishman hits the Manayunk Wall at USPRO
Ben Atkins' Paris - Roubaix Cyclo

Mont Ventoux: The legend of windy mountain
One Giant leap: Ben Atkins Giant Tour 2004
Team Mälarenergi: A clean slate - Part I & Part II
A velodrome at last: US track cycling gets a shot in the arm
The next wave of Belgians: Who will succeed Museeuw?
Big Ring to Belgium: By bike to the start of L-B-L
Amstel Fanatics: The Anthropology of Fanaticism
The lion's last roar: A tribute to cycling legend Johan Museeuw
Stuart O'Grady: Cobbles and broken ribs don't mix
The new Muur & the Ronde
My Spring Break: Self-confessed "pack-fill masters racer" Morgan Andriulli tells of a major crash and subsequent ER and hospital fun.
Calm before the Storm: Charles Storm, winner of the first NORBA men's marathon, remembers what life was like 10 years ago
Benvinguts en Girona: Cyclingnews visits the American pro riders' home away from home
Team Lardbutt: Soy Lattes, Easy Training Rides, & Quality Time
TIAA-CREF/5280 team unveiled
US Postal-Berry Floor classics team: It's not all about Lance
The Greg LeMond fantasy camp: Looking after Eddy B
Marco Pantani: A tribute to a brilliant climber
Postcard from Langkawi by John Lieswyn
The day the Colombians tamed Genting at the Tour de Langkawi
Window into another world: A day in the car of Race Controller Alan Rushton at the Tour de Langkawi
Rising sun cyclo-cross: Getting muddy in Japan
Agur Zarrabeitia: Goodbye Zarra from the gruppetto and the fans
Freakin' Geniuses: Team Lardbutt salutes the Wright brothers

 

Reader poll

Reader Poll and CN awards 2003  

Interviews and profiles for 2004

December 2004

Liz Williams: The Ulmer influence builds track cycling in NZ
Jason McCartney: Good things come to those who win
Dave Zabriskie: Things can only get better
Christian Vandevelde: Putting the past behind him
Floyd Flandis: Making the best of the situation
Johan Bruyneel: Brick by brick
Ryan Bayley: Off the hip
Brad McGee: Aiming for a Tour top 10
Gina Hall: Retiring from cyclocross (again and again)
Ian Macleod: South Africa's ProTourist
Cadel Evans: Davitamon-Lotto's Aussie gamble
Ryan Trebon: Rising cross star
Sven Nys: One goal - the World's
Andy and Ben Jacques-Maynes: Jacques-Mayneia!
Jose Antonio Hermida: The Spanish Cowboy

November 2004

Discovery Channel special: the making of 'Overhaulin' Lance Armstrong'
George Hincapie: Roubaix or bust!
Chris Hoy: Still hungry
Bryan Steel: Britain's Man of Steel
Floyd Landis: Worried but optimistic
Danilo Hondo: From lead-out man to leader
Adam Craig: Student of the sport
Mary McConneloug: Vocal nomad living her dream
Viatcheslav Ekimov interview: He who won't change
Oscar Freire: Three times the charm
Mark McCormack: One season at a time
Aaron Kemps: New kid at Liberty
Mark Gullickson: For the love of 'cross
Bobby Julich: Back in business - Part I & Part II
Scott Sunderland: A new career with Team CSC
Rudy Pevenage: "Preparing for next season sooner"
Johan Bruyneel: Keeping the spirit alive
Allan Davis: Zabel's dream apprentice
Scott Sunderland: A new career awaits
Anna Meares: A household name in under 34 seconds - Part I & Part II
Roger Hammond: A Voyage of Discovery

October 2004

Geoff Kabush: NORBA's Mr Popularity
Lance Armstrong: My way - Part I & Part II
Stuart O'Grady: The Year of Living Dangerously
Santiago Perez: Spain's braveheart
Gunn Rita Dahle: The queen of mountain biking
Filippo Pozzato: The Natural
Sara Carrigan: Golden girl
Henk Vogels: Dead Man Riding
Erik Zabel: Growing older, growing wiser

September 2004

Oenone Wood: Aiming high
Olivia Gollan: Going for gold
Michael Rogers: One goal - the world's
Georg Totschnig: By Georg!
Ian MacGregor: Young American in old Europe
Simon Gerrans: A first time for everything
Davide Rebellin: Dry cry for me, Italia
Tom Danielson: A year of learning and a new start
Jessica Ridder: Climb any mountain
Edita Pucinskaite: Verona double?
Oenone Wood: Another Australian World Cup Winner?
Petra Rossner: A fond farewell

Vuelta a España special

Scott Sunderland: The Spanish test
Tyler Hamilton: "A field experiment"
Aitor Gonzalez: I'll be back
Oscar Sevilla: Beloved Baby Face
Francisco Mancebo: Mr. Consistency

Tour of Britain special

Eddy Merckx: Back in the saddle
Tony Doyle: In good shape
Roger Hammond: Discovery time
Brad Wiggins: Waiting for it all to sink in
Rolf Aldag: Better teams make it easier
Brett Lancaster & Graeme Brown: Fresh from success

August 2004

Phil Zajicek: Higher and higher
Fred Rodriguez: Olympic Passover

Olympic Games special

Canadian women: fired up for the MTB
Sarah Ulmer: The plan is "go faster"
Anna Meares: Taking the bull by the horns
Michael Rogers: TT favourite
Tyler Hamilton: Tyler Tough
Michael Barry - "Positioning is crucial"
More Olympic features

Tour de France special

Where Eagles Dare: A sideways look back to Alpe d'Huez
Lance Armstrong: On top of his game, having fun
Juan Mercado: David vs. Goliath
Thomas Voeckler interview: The end of the dream
Johan Bruyneel interview: It's not a formality, really
A victory of another kind for Euskaltel-Euskadi
TdF Retro: Vintage Pantani
TdF Retro: Advantage Armstrong
The Fabulous Baker Boys from Brioches La Boulangère
Get set for the Orange Tide: Euskaltel-Euskadi down but not out
TdF Retro: Etxebarria's Ecstasy
Rest-day wrap up: Nine stages of boom-crash opera
Michael Rasmussen: To Rule the Roost
Mark Scanlon: Settling in quite nicely
Anti-doping gets tougher: the UCI cracks down
Baden Cooke: Ready to Cooke up a storm
Stuart O'Grady: Life goes on like a song
Scott Sunderland: Back for another crack at the Tour
On the road to Liège: Euskaltel-Euskadi sets sail for the Tour
Roberto Heras: Liberty, Egalité, Fraternité
Michael Rogers: A different approach

June 2004

Theo De Rooij: Rich on experience
Rory Sutherland: Flying High
Lance Armstrong: Three weeks to go
Roberto Gaggioli: Self-defense or self-offence?
Juan Curuchet: Saving the best till last

May 2004

Matt Hansen: The athlete and the artist
Mike Creed: A level of Creedence
Chris Carmichael: Armstrong's coach on Tour #6
Sonia Huguet: Aiming huge

World Track Championships special

Day 1 tales
Day 2 tales
Day 3 tales
Day 4 tales
Day 5 tales

Giro d'Italia special

The contenders: Who will win the '04 Giro?
Gilberto Simoni: Defending champ goes for three
Anyone speak English 'round here? Anglophones at the Giro

April 2004

Davide Rebellin: "Liberation, confirmation and realisation"
Floyd Landis: More than the Tour
Juan Antonio Flecha: On target for greatness
Theo de Rooij: L-B-L "an honest race"
Scott Sunderland: A well earned rest
Gordon Fraser: "It's right up there"
Jesús Manzano: The vicious circle
Davide Rebellin: The new Rebellin or the old one?
Erik Dekker: "I'm a major contender for Amstel"
Magnus Bäckstedt: How Roubaix was won
Roger Hammond: "Everything is geared to Paris-Roubaix"
Magnus Bäckstedt: "I want to win Roubaix!"
Michele Bartoli: "Paris-Roubaix is easy"

Paris-Nice special

Jörg Jaksche - Going places

March 2004

Igor Astarloa: Road warrior
George Hincapie: Recharged and ready to rumble
Oenone Wood: Focused on gold
Bobby Julich: A man reborn
Floyd Landis: On the right track
Lance Armstrong: Pedalling circles again

Tour de Langkawi special

Luciano Pagliarini - "Harder competition but I want to win again"

Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under special

French flair with FdJeux.com
A day at the beach with Quick.Step-Davitamon
The right car at the right time: A day in the UniSA team car
On the road with Panaria-Margres
David McPartland: All part of the plan
Robbie McEwen: Easing the tension
Patrick Jonker: Six, five, four, three, two, one... blast off!

February 2004

Unai Extebarria: A "Tipo Muy Majo"
Jessica Phillips: Crossing the pond
Euskaltel-Euskadi profile:A little more clockwork orange
Ben Day interview: New Day rising
Andy Hampsten: The state of the union
Oscar Freire: Going for Glory
David Clinger: Back in the big league
Geert van Bondt: One more mountain
Eddy Merckx: The one and only

January 2004

Taking it to the next level: Brad McGee's plans for the newly-renamed McGee-NSWIS development team
Cruising with Crédit Agricole: An interview with CA directeurs-sportifs Denis Roux and Serge Beucherie
Postal's plans part one: Lance Armstrong - goals and changes
Postal's plans part two: More than just water-carriers
Marcel Wüst: Life is good
Henk Vogels: On the road to recovery - again
Rory Sutherland: an introduction
Marc Meilleur: The Meilleur Motard
David Clinger: The Domina Effect