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Tales from the Peloton

2005

Team CSC Training Camp: When the women get together
Inside Geoff Proctor's Euro Cross Camp
- Helping U.S. 'crossers make the grade
Aussies' low medal count no cause for alarm - Australian track squad still have time to refind their edge
Commonwealth Games preparation: Trackies hard at work, but day jobs limit roadies
South Africa 2006: The teams and players at the tip of Africa
South Australia.com - AIS team launch - a new era for Australian cycling
Team Lardbutt: A special breed
2006 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic launched: Amy's Ride and Greater Dandenong Criterium new additions
Temporary velodromes: The future of track racing venues?
Amy Gillett Charity Ride: An emotional conclusion
Health Net with Cannondale: Joining forces in 2006
Fat Cyclist: Suggestions for the Lance Armstrong Movie
A tribute to Charly Gaul - Charly's Day
Growing passion - FRF Couriers-Caravello takes it to the next level
"Two wheels before four anytime!" - Bradley McGee takes to the track - the race-track, that is...
Navigators plotting a different course in 2006
Wire in the blood: Hamilton's last hope - Part I, Part II
Louise Kobin feature: Three times a lady
Tour de Langkawi: Loose ends from Langkawi
Southland director defends decision
San Fran GP in trouble?
Team Lardbutt: The dental floss way
Getting behind the kids: VMG Racing
Fat cyclist: How to be a bike snob
Red Bull Road Rage: Beat you to the bottom of the hill
Team Lardbutt: 'Hot Lap of the Gods'
Tour of Hope: Lance's real legacy
Altruism in women's cycling: Sisters doing it for themselves
Fat cyclist: L'Equipe's new charges against Armstrong
Team Lardbutt: Coast to coast Part I
Is the EPO test reliable? A Cyclingnews special report
George Hincapie and Les Amis: Hincapie inspires young cyclists to ride
Fat cyclist: The Vuelta a Espana quiz
George Hincapie day: Greenville celebrates their most famous resident
Fat cyclist: Armstrong comes out of retirement
Fat cyclist: Tyler Hamilton's defense strategy revealed
Fat cyclist: Vuelta a Espa˝a...with a few small changes
Team Lardbutt: A Love Story
Riding under the radar: Dr Jeff Jones reveals how it's possible for riders to avoid detection for doping practices
Staying positive: Courageous Louise Yaxley stays positive
Playing with Giants in Germany: Riding the Giant Tour, Part IV
Playing with Giants in Germany: Riding the Giant Tour, Part III
Playing with Giants in Germany: Riding the Giant Tour, Part II
Playing with Giants in Germany: Riding the Giant Tour, Part I
Fat cyclist: Endurance MTB socialising Part II
Fat cyclist: Endurance MTB socialising Part I
Team Lardbutt: Race you for it?
Katie Brown vows to return:
Determined after her crash
Fat cyclist: Elden Nelson looks at the pity for Ullrich
CSC trains in July
: Training instead of the Tour
The Legend of Lance: An Armstrong retrospective
August preview: The summer heats up
Amy Gillett's funeral: Celebrating Amy's life
Fat cyclist: Elden Nelson's Tour de France exam
L'Etape du Tour: L'Etape of pain & joy,
Tour team sponsors: Making it happen,
The battle for the Maillot Vert: Sprinters play down chances for green
Spotted glory: The polka dot jersey contenders
Maillot vert contendahs: The Tour's sprint kings
T-Mobile's Tour team: supporting Ullrich with age and experience
A two-pronged Tour strategy for Davitamon-Lotto
CN analysis: The revival of Belgian Cycling
A Wachovia week in the life of Jittery Joe's: Not quite as a good a week as Health Net
CSC's US Tour Part III: Trenton & USPRO
CSC's US Tour Part II: Lancaster comes & goes
CSC's US tour pt 1: On the road for Wachovia week
Team Lardbutt: Lance, what were you thinking?
Film review: 'Hell on Wheels', heaven on-screen
If the shoe fits: Team Quark camps out
Wheel swaps & power naps: With Mavic tech support at Tour de Georgia
Inside the CSC team car: A slightly white-knuckle Georgia ride
The Hamilton decision: Is he guilty and is the science perfect?, Tyler's defence.
Building towards Beijing - Part I: Great Britain; Part II: Ireland
Team profile: Subway adds women
Getting a grip on the ProTour: How the new system works
All for one... one for all - Advantage Benefits-Endeavour aims to make a big impression in 2005
McGuire steps up to the mark - McGuire Cycling Team - winning friends and races...
A new combination but no beer goggles - Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada comes together for 2005
Bean Team Offers a Fresh Grind for 2005: Tim Johnson set to lead Jittery Joe's/Kalahari to new heights
Cooking with Colavita: Colavita/Cooking Light Women's Cycling Team Camp
Jelly Belly/Pool Gel team presentation: The 'Other Bean Team' is back!
Team TIAA-CREF launch: Bigger and better in 2005
Webcor meets in Menlo Park: Training in the Californian winter sun
On the move with the T-Mobile Women's Cycling Team
Neil Stephens analyses the Tour - Part I: From Fromentine to Brianšon, Part 2: From Brianšon to Paris
Health Net training camp: Watch out for the green machine
Euskadi team presentation: Low key approach
Floyd Landis training camp Riding with Floyd in SoCal
Liquigas-Bianchi presentation: Mean green ProTour machine
T-Mobile presentation: All for the Tour
CSC presentation - Part I: Better than ever: Team CSC enters ProTour with tremendous focus for 2005
2005 Giro d'Italia launch
Fassa Bortolo presentation: shining bright six years on
From 2.3 to 2.HC: the JCTDU moves up:
ProTour and Continental rankings in the UCI's cycling reform
Discovery Channel team presentation: Optimistic Armstrong talks about new team
More than just sandwiches: The life of Barloworld soigneur Hanlie Perry
Discovery Channel begin training in Solvang
Jonathan Vaughters: The first year director of TIAA-CREF

Pictorials

Discovery goes on the (paint) warpath: The Discovery Channel boys enjoy some paintball mayhem at their December training camp
Images from Madrid: A look at the 2005 world championships
Super, super and spectacular: Hitting the Alta Rezia trail
Lampre at Monza: Lampre hit the track

 

 

Reader Polls

2005 reader poll and CN awards

Interviews and profiles

December 2005

Nathan O'Neill: A new home at Health Net
AIS training camp story index
AIS part III: German tragedy survivors: The road to recovery
AIS part II: Amanda Spratt: Getting ready for the next step
AIS part I: Warren McDonald: It's all about moving forward - together
Ruben Plaza: Chasing Rogers' wheel
Chris Horner: No slowing down now
Bradley McGee: Cycling's Harry Kewell
Leigh Howard profile: Young, and very fast
Oscar Sevilla: The rebirth of Oscar
Jeremy Powers: Picking your time
Daniele Pontoni: A farewell in the Far East
Barry Wicks: Indie sensibilities
Dario Cioni: Student of the sport
Frank Schleck: Flying close to home

November 2005

Julian Dean: Kiwi journeyman
Oscar Pereiro: A brilliant year
Graeme Brown: 2006 - A year of reckoning
Robbie McEwen: "The goal is to stay there"
Wendy Simms: One big adventure
Danny Pate & Mike Creed: Cycling buddies reunite
Roger Hammond: Taking inspiration from Armstrong
Myles Rockwell: Rockwell rages on
Melodie Metzger: Stepping it up a notch
Dejay Birtch: MTB's singlespeeding shonky RV nomad
Jens Voigt: Defending the riders' rights
Levi Leipheimer: One of the main contenders
Heinrich Haussler: "A beautiful year"
Allan Peiper: Cycling, spirituality and the meaning of life
Tim Johnson: No regrets
Scott Sunderland: Part II: Stress and the ProTour
Scott Sunderland: Part I: The transition
Hayden Roulston: A big base for a big 2006
Peter Latham: Te Awamatu Prodigy
Ryan Bayley & Shane Perkins: A golden summer on the boards
Anna & Kerrie Meares: Sister act back on track
Paul Griffin: Going full-time in the Far East
David McKenzie: Dream a little dream
Fred Rodriguez: Fast Freddie focuses on the juniors

October 2005

Johan Bruyneel: "Motivated to win the Tour again"
Murilo Fischer: Cycling's Samba King
Lyne Bessette: Starting off slowly
Brad McGee: Staying put at FDJ
Magnus Backstedt: Magnus' hour
Mike Ward: Mike & the bike
Ben Kersten: Doing things differently
Marcus Burghardt: Boys just wanna have fun
Roland Green: Time to do something else
Nicolas Roche: Back in green and happy with year one
Dave Zabriskie: How bizarre
Barbara Howe: Barbarella, Queen of the 'cross Galaxy
Jonathan Page: 'Crossing over
Gord Fraser: Be like Gord
Eddy Merckx: Eddy on all things cycling

World Road Championships

Tom Boonen: Good, better, best in the world
Oenone Wood: Finishing it off in style
John Lieswyn: Once more, for old times' sake
Bobby Julich: One last big push
Mick Rogers : Aiming for number three
Sara Carrigan
: Motivated for Madrid

September 2005

Scott Moninger: Like a fine wine
Yanto Barker: Wanted - pro contract
Jan Ullrich: Staying motivated
Lorian Graham: Shattered knees and dreams
Fred Rodriguez: Getting the many jobs done
Geoff Kabush: NORBA king goes Euro
Trent Lowe: The Lowe down on Trent's move to Discovery

Vuelta a Espa˝a

Victor Cordero: The Vuelta's numero uno
Victor Hugo Pena: Bouncing back from injury
Francisco Mancebo: The little engine that could
Roberto Heras: A calm leader
Joaquin Rodriguez: Always a protagonist
Santiago Botero: Gunning for another rainbow jersey
Tom Danielson : The new hope
Brad McGee: Completing the collection
Alessandro Petacchi: Madrid in his sights
Tom Boonen: Big gear rolling again
Brad McGee: New goals and grand tour realism
Denis Menchov: "Today I showed what I could do"
Thor Hushovd: On target for World's
Floyd Landis: Chasing the maillot oro once again

August 2005

Karl Menzies: The Big Australian
Alison Dunlap: Ending an era
Monique Sawicki: Your ad in this space...
Tyler Farrar: US champ riding high
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg: Still schooling 'em
Susanne Ljungskog: Being the best in the world
Ned Overend: Just another year
Pat McQuaid: Next in line? - Part I
Philip Deignan
: So far, so very good
Bobby Julich: Riding the wave
Sylvia Schenk: Continuing her quest for Law & Order - Part I, Part II
Ivan Stevic: Fruit of two nations

July 2005

Tristan Hoffman: Into the team car
Cameron Chambers: Earning the hardest national championship
Adam Craig: Just having fun

Tour de France

Alexandre Vinokourov: Upsetting the game plan
Lance Armstrong: No regrets
Giuseppe Guerini: The simple plan succeeds
Marcos Serrano: On the wheel of Jalabert
Paolo Savoldelli: Il Falco flies again
Oscar Pereiro: Finally on winner's podium
Lenny Futura: The Futura is now
George Hincapie: King of the queen stage
Georg Totschnig: His greatest sporting moment
David Moncoutie: Fireworks! French win on Quatorze Juillet
Alexandre Vinokourov: No gifts at the Tour
Sheryl Crow : Wildflowers grow in France,
Jens Voigt: A training ride in yellow?
Pieter Weening: 0.0002 seconds
Inigo Landaluze: Orange crusader
Lorenzo Bernucci: La Vita e Bella
Robbie McEwen: "I'll show you he's not"
Bobby Julich: Renaissance man
Floyd Landis: Just another race
Sean Kelly: King Kelly speaks Part I
Tom Boonen stage 2: Picking up where he left off
Tom Boonen stage 1: "I never thought this would happen"
Dave Zabriskie: Zabriskie means Zoom
Marcel WŘst: 7 threats for Armstrong's 7
Michael Rogers: The harder, the better
Lance Armstrong: Ready for Number 7
Chris Horner: I am going to the Tour
Levi Leipheimer: Everything's in place
T-Mobile's point men: Alexandre Vinokourov & Andreas Kl÷den

Tour de Suisse

Cadel Evans: Final countdown towards Tour debut

June 2005

Jens Voigt: Best season ever?
Dave Zabriskie: Dancing the post-Giro salsa
Vassili Davidenko: A cyclist's life - in three acts
Lance Armstrong: Suddenly seven
Ivan Parra: Victory at long last
Juan Manuel Garate: Italy tastes like home
Chris Horner: "I need to do the Tour"

Giro d'Italia

Paolo Savoldelli: New wings for the Falcon
Di Luca Diluxe: A look at Danilo di Luca's 2005
Charly Wegelius: Riding shotgun for Liquigas-Bianchi
Robbie McEwen: Today was my day
Mark Renshaw: The graduate steps up to the Giro

May 2005

Sue Haywood: Search for Transcendence
Eddy Merckx: An audience with the King
Trent Lowe: T-Lowe takes off
Aitor Osa: Basque Pride
Jens Voigt: The escape artist
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski: Take it away, JHK
Trixi Worrack: The trick is
Tyler Hamilton: Hamilton reacts to two-year ban

Tour de Romandie

Bradley McGee: Absolutely!
Santiago Botero: The time of my life

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Alexandre Vinokourov: In Vino veritas

Tour de Georgia

Levi Leipheimer: Back in business
Greg Henderson: Kiwi flyer
Bobby Julich: Aiming high on home soil

Amstel Gold Race

Amstel Gold Race podium: Confirmation, disappointment, and satisfaction

Paris-Roubaix

Tom Boonen: "Concentrated, not nervous"
Mathew Hayman: Hayman's Heyday - today
Tristan Hoffman: "I'll be riding Paris-Roubaix tomorrow"
Henk Vogels: Coming full circle
Stuart O'Grady: Paris-Roubaix will be harder
No ordinary day at the office
Surviving the cobbles

Gent Wevelgem

George Hincapie: Can't wait for the weekend

Ronde van Vlaanderen

Tom Boonen: "You have to win the Ronde solo"
Kevin Van Impe: Playing the Wild Card
Stijn Devolder: In like Stijn

April 2005

Alberto Contador: A new lease on life
Thomas Voeckler & Anthony Geslin: France calling
Vicente Reynes: Spain's new hope
Erinne Willock: Webcor's maple leaf blows into California
Mick Rogers: Looking to Le Tour

Paris-Nice

JÚr˘me Pineau: Paris-Nice plans
Sylvain Chavanel : Paris-Nice: A 'Mini Tour de France'

March 2005

David O'Loughlin: A pro return
Ed Beamon: Steering a steady course
Juan Antonio Flecha: Aiming for much more
Patrice Clerc: "The ProTour has nothing to do with magic"
Stuart O'Grady: What lies ahead
Antonio Cruz: The Breakthrough
Allan Davis: Bundaberg Run
Imran Abdullah: Investing for cycling's future
Lance Armstrong: An unfortunate series of events
Jeff Hopkins: Down Under in the Deep South
Micah Rice: Movin' on up
Tim Johnson
: Bean town boy on the Bean Team

Tour de Langkawi special

Tom Danielson: Fresh for success

February 2005

Tyler Farrar: The next George Hincapie?
Serge Baguet & Peter Van Petegem interview: Fire and ice
Pat McQuaid interview, pt 2: New teams & the UCI succession
Pat McQuaid, pt 1: ProTour & Phonak
Erik Zabel: Different strategies & one wish for 2005
Robbie Ventura: Floyd Landis' coach on life after Postal
Steffen Wesemann: If I had a wish...
Igor Astarloa: Rainbow warrior fights back
David George: Cultural differences and personal reinvention
Carlos Sastre: Effort, dedication and professional accomplishment
Barloworld: Progressing steadily, aiming big

Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under special

Phil Zajicek: Consuming passion
Stuart O'Grady: Every second counts
David McKenzie: in the heat of things

January 2005

Levi Leipheimer: Top five or bust?
Tom Southam: Learning from a champion
Mario Cipollini: Looking for number 188
Alessandro Petacchi: Staying at the Zenith
Ryan Cox: South Africa's next Tour rider?
Kate Bates: Earning her rainbow stripes
Tom Danielson: Great Expectations
Philip Deignan: Movin' on up
Jesse Anthony: America's Young Gun of Cross
Nicolas Roche: The Son also shines
Johan Bruyneel: We're ready to go
Chris Horner: Tooting his own Horner - Part I & Part II

Book, film and video reviews

Book review: The Complete Bike Book
Book review: The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles
Film review: 'Hell on Wheels', heaven on-screen
Discovery Channel special: the making of 'Overhaulin' Lance Armstrong'
Velo 2004 - Facts at your fingertip