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Rider Diaries

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Tales from the Peloton 2006

Track feature: Dad, what's an omnium?
Six Day feature: New calendar underway
Pre-Roubaix vox pop: Looking forward to a Sunday in Hell
The friends of Roubaix: Preparing hell
Jeff Jones' Flanders special: Riding the 'real' Ronde
Ben Atkins' Flanders special: Cobbled suffering - for cyclotourists and mountain bikers
April racing preview: The sweet smell of April
February racing preview: Getting things rolling in February
Six Day revival: Rotterdam Ahoy!
Ben Kersten's Tassie Carnivals: The curse of Latrobe; Lippety Snickets and an early death, A little luck
Tom Boonen under less pressure
World Champion Bettini searches for more
News feature: Amy Gillett ride
Drapac-Porsche: Growing with the riders
Eddy Merckx in Melbourne: John Trevorrow rides with a legend
Ridley Trophy: tackling Zolder
No way out: Scandals don't deter rising stars
Celebration of Excellence: Sarah Hammer looks out for the new stars
USA junior development: Looking after the kids
Graeme Brown news feature: Bad luck continues for Brown
AIS in Italy: Helping Aussie pros in Europe
Shadowing Zabriskie: Riding shotgun
TIAA-CREF in 2006: On course for Pro Tour 2009
Team Lardbutt: Even more special - notes from Sunday's ride
Jittery Joe's team profile: Leaner and meaner for 2006
Team DFL-CN launch: Building a driving force
Team Symmetrics profile: Canada's top guns
Jelly Belly gear up for another year
AIS survivors tell of crash and recovery
Fat Cyclist: Davitamon-Lotto wishes it was dead
Hittin' the dirt: Roadies racing out on the trail
Victory Brewing trains: Onward to victory
Sean Kelly Racing Team: Irish legend backs new continental team
Down to business: The ladies get busy in Europe
United Pro Cycling unveils sponsor: Team launch
Cameron Highlands Fling: A ride in the Navigators' team car in Langkawi
Kenrick Tucker Senior: Coach of Champions
Fat Cyclist: Pro cycling teams unveil 2006 hair strategy
South Australia.com-AIS: Good to go
VMG Racing camp: Bahamas beaches
To the hills they go: The Tasmanian Institute of Sport do it their way
Team building: Inside T-Mobile Men's team
Tour de Romandie: Davitamon hoping for a lucky Lotto-ry
Tour de Romandie: Rabo banking on Ardila
Boonen leads the way:
Promoting cycling in Belgium
Cunego wind tunnel testing with John Cobb
Team CSC's July training camp: Part I, Part II
Davitamon-Lotto targets ProTour at 2006 presentation
Saunier Duval-Prodir team presentation
: Penning a new agenda
CSC (t)raining camp: Rained out, but still looking good
Inside the Phonak training camp: How the Swiss squad prepare
Discovery Channel team presentation: Life after Lance
Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears presentation: riding big in 2006
Discovery Channel trains in Solvang
- Big Blue back on the road
T-Mobile presentation
: T-Mobile 2006 is go
Quick.Step-Innergetic presentation
: Let's get physical
Milram team presentation: Milram's Master Plan

News features

Making a difference: Amy's Ride 2007
News feature: Team TIAA-CREF's silent partner
McQuaid appeals to Spaniard Lissavetzky
Biver disappointed with Astana ProTour bid
T-Mobile: leading the charge for cleaner & fairer cycling
The science behind the Landis case: His campaign, analysed
Landis defense: PR gambit or skillful legal tactic?
EPO test: A new way to cheat it
Floyd Landis positive: Was it the beer?
Tyler Hamilton's last stand: An in depth analysis of the CAS report
Six years, 11 doping scandals: The Phonak legacy
News feature: UCI disappointed at legal limbo, vow to reopen investigations when possible
News feature: Three way scrap for final ProTour place
Ivan Basso arrives in Japan
UCI pres Pat McQuaid at the JCTDU: ProTour peace talks, expansion & the kilo
News feature: Tension builds between ASO and UCI
Testosterone & the doping tests: Steroid science explained
News feature: I.B., The Extra Terrestrial?
News feature: The UCI speaks on Spanish cycling
News feature: Spanish cycling speaks out over Saiz
News feature: UCI consider ProTour globalisation
News feature: Tour de Langkawi route announced
Cycling's back on the streets of Sydney
Tour de Langkawi: Government decision due on organisation
News feature: Langkawi problems: Debt-ridden Malaysian tour in danger
Tour Down Under launch: So much more than a race
Tour de Georgia: Pro Tour teams court American sponsors
Discovery's Vuelta preparation: Danielson's coming out party
Tour de France '07: The Tour en Angleterre- making the video
Tourist's guide to the prologue route
News feature: CSC's pre-Tour press conference
TdF news feature: CSC faces the press
News feature: A mixed mission for Rabobank

Les Woodland's retro

Tales from the peloton: The rise and fall of a champion
Les Woodland's retro: Cheats aren't meant to prosper
Les Woodland's retro: Who got their tyres crossed?
Les Woodland's retro: Sponsors - who needs them?
Les Woodland's retro: The most unpopular record breaker of all?
Arthur Zimmerman: The greatest pedaller of all time
There is power in a union
Rudi Altig: Clown prince of cycling
Cheating is nothing new
Les Woodland's Flanders: Essence of 'de Ronde'
Les Woodland's Milan-San Remo: When you can't call it a day
Farewell to John 'The Legend' Sinibaldi
Norbert Peugeot: The inventor of the training camp
Refusing the Maillot Jaune: 1947 Tour, Louis Bobet
Magni's 1956 Lombardia Exploit: Before Bettini it was Magni
The ultimate Roubaix controversy: The year of two winners
One for the money, two for the show: France's '60s world championship rivalry
Magni's 1956 Lombardia: Before Bettini
TdF Retro: A Tour is born
The real Hell of the North: How Paris-Roubaix got its name
The first Giro: Bike maker & newspaper rivalry - and no cash

Cyclingnews' recent coverage of 'Operación Puerto'

May 18, 2009 - Valverde to start Catalunya
May 15, 2009 - Valverde not welcome in Denmark
May 14, 2009 - Spanish federation wants proof in Valverde case
May 13, 2009 - Spanish Olympic Committee defends Valverde
May 12, 2009 - Valverde responds to sanction
May 11, 2009 - Italian tribunal delivers Valverde two-year suspension
May 8, 2009 - Valverde case: Italian Olympic Committee defends Torri
May 7, 2009 - Valverde to take legal action against CONI prosecutor
May 5, 2009 - WADA and Spanish federation join CONI and UCI on Valverde
May 1, 2009 - International Cycling Union joins in on Valverde's hearing in Italy

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of Operación Puerto

Cyclingnews' coverage of the Floyd Landis case

May 29, 2009 - French authorities summon Landis and Baker
September 28, 2008 - Landis takes case to US federal court
September 10, 2008 - Landis signing with current Health Net-Maxxis team for 2009
July 1, 2008 - CAS delivers final blow to Landis legal challenge
June 30, 2008 - Landis loses final appeal
June 28, 2008 - Landis decision due Monday
March 12, 2008 - Landis' judgment day nears
October 21, 2007 - Landis files appeal with CAS
October 18, 2007 - AFLD takes another look at Landis case
Thursday, October 11 - Landis continues fight, appeals to CAS
Saturday, September 22 - UCI officially names Pereiro 2006 Tour champion, Landis case raises issues
Friday, September 21 - Landis' appeal denied, two year suspension levied

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of the Floyd Landis case

Cyclingnews' recent coverage of the ProTour-Grand Tours split

October 4, 2008 - New ASO chief to maintain values
September 26, 2008 - UCI declares peace, appoints new VP
August 30, 2008 - UCI re-signs five ProTour races
August 22, 2008 - ProTour: Bouncing back or lame duck?
August 19, 2008 - Stapleton analyses 'world calendar'
August 18, 2008 - Feedback on 'world calendar'
August 18, 2008 - UCI announces 'world calendar'

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of the ProTour-Grand Tours split

Cyclingnews coverage of the L'Equipe allegations

June 27, 2006 - Carmichael defends Armstrong, Armstrong answers L'Equipe & LeMond
June 26, 2006 - LeMond: "Armstrong threatened my life"
June 19, 2006 - Armstrong calls for Pound's exit
June 18, 2006 - Lance Armstrong's open letter against Dick Pound
June 4, 2006 - UCI hits back at WADA
June 3, 2006 - WADA slams the Vrijman report
June 2, 2006 - L'Equipe stands by its story, UCI supports Vrijman's findings
June 1, 2006 - UCI, WADA and Armstrong react to Vrijman's report
May 31, 2006 - UCI lawyer asks for Armstrong's name to be cleared
May 14, 2006 - Two more weeks for Armstrong investigation

Click here for full coverage of the L'Equipe allegations.

Interviews and profiles for 2006

December 2006

Petr Dlask: Czech giant on the way up
Rory Sutherland: Keeping the fire burning
Philippe Gilbert: Coming out of Boonen's shadow
Alessandro Petacchi: Ale-Jet keeps a positive outlook
Genevičve Jeanson: No turning back
Chris Hoy: Into thin air
Neil Stephens: New plan of attack,
Matthew White: Flashing his pearly Whites
Bjarne Riis: Time for change in the sport
Erik Zabel: Cycling's iron man
The future of German Cycling Part 3: Gerald Ciolek
Tinkoff Credit Systems: Tinkov and Piscina
Roger Hammond: Time to shine
Jörg Jaksche: 'There are no winners'
Jörg Ludewig: Bouncing back
Katie Compton: Going for Three
Discovery Channel presents Ivan Basso
Tyler Hamilton: Back to racing
The future of German cycling Part 2: Heinrich Haussler

November 2006

The future of German Cycling: The Young Guns, Part I with Marcel Sieberg
Stuart O'Grady: A real fighting year
Olaf Ludwig: more questions than answers
Jonathan Vaughters: A change of mentality
Bradley McGee: On track for Beijing
Tim Johnson: Growing USA 'cross scene
Oscar Pereiro: Wait and see
David George: A new plan of attack
Marianne Vos: The perfect year

October 2006

Sven Nys: Master of the mud
Matthew Lloyd: King of the Mountains
Neil Stephens: Aussie ProTour team possible
Bob Stapleton: T-Mobile's masters and apprentices
Adam Hansen: Joining the ProTour with T-Mobile
Track: New Six Day calendar underway
Cyclocross boot camp for kids
EPO test: A new way to cheat it?
Women's team pursuit: handle with care
Samuel Sanchez: On his way up
Team DFL-Cyclingnews: Going to Pro-Conti in '07

September 2006

Dial MTB for Maori: bringing culture to the Worlds
Riding with Vanderaeden
at the Tour of Britain
Alexandre Vinokourov interview: Winning the Vuelta
Chris Horner's Vuelta: Three from three
Heather Irmiger profile: Breaking out again Part I & Part II
Gordon Fraser: Time for a new (maple) leaf
Torsten Hiekmann: Sooner rather than later
Liam Killeen: Formula for success
Chris Baldwin: Bring on the big guns

UCI World Championships

Vuelta a Espańa

August 2006

Steve Peat: Time for luck to change
Matthias Russ: The thrill of victory
Nicole Cooke: A prolific season
Nicky Hayden: Not your average Sunday
Bernhard Kohl: To thine own self be true
Serguei Gonchar: A late bloomer
Xavier Florencio: Surprising the favourites - and himself!
Saul Raisin interview: Raisin racing to recover and Legacy of the crash
Oscar Pereiro: Starring from the second row
Levi Leipheimer: Back in the fold

Tour de France

June 2006

Russell Downing: British champion ready to defend
Robert Forster: Cracking the big one
Danilo Hondo: Making the most of things
Alejandro Valverde: Up for a challenge
Linus Gerdemann : Germany's next star?
Tom Boonen: Winning is easy when you are having fun
Jesus Manzano: "Everyone clean
George Hincapie: King of the GC jungle
Chris Wherry: Wherry's extended lease - Part I
Chris Wherry: Wherry's extended lease - Part II
Oleg Tinkov: Minding his own business
Lyne Bessette: Cooking up a life afer cycling
Fränk Schleck: The hopeful helper

Giro d'Italia

Ivan Basso: Domani sera in Pontedera
Jose Rujano: The Rujano show
Brad McGee: Untying the knots
Robbie McEwen: Where he wants to be
Victor Hugo Pena
: Pena for president
Bobby Julich: Giro Target - A maglia rosa for two

May 2006

Udo Bölts: Tour pick - Ullrich
Stuart O'Grady: Targeting the Tour
Baden Cooke: Finding top gear again
Bart Brentjens: That winning feeling
Cadel Evans: Looking good for July
Ernie Marenchin: MTB endurance contender

April 2006

Manolo Saiz: Family ties
Chris Horner: Suisse c'est bon
Mary McConneloug & Mike Broderick: Peaceful warriors
Steve Johnson: USA Cycling's acting CEO
Alejandro Valverde: Victoria doble
Alexandre Vinokourov: One hunderd percent for the Tour
Chris Horner: Speeding in Belgium
Ivan Basso press conference: "A question of mentality"
Alejandro Valverde at Fleche Wallonne: Combining Classics and tours
Phil Liggett at TdG: View from the box
Frank Schleck at Amstel Gold: Not too bad
Kristin Danielson: Returning to earth
Hans Rey: The father of freeride
Trent Wilson: Learning a lot about 'Willo'
Tom Boonen talks post-Scheldeprijs: Keep the pressure down
Ryan Cox: Where I want to be
Fabian Cancellara: Henri Suter's successor
Bradley Wiggins: "It's all about the Arenberg"
Tom Boonen: My main goal is to win the next race
Tom Boonen: Why not Gent-Wevelgem?
Oscar Freire: Spain's man for the spring,
Tom Boonen: How the Ronde was won

March 2006

Stuart O'Grady: Seeing a silver lining
Nat Ross: Going the distance
Filippo Pozzato: A star is born
Nic Formosa: It's never too late
Andy Flickinger: Not so quick...
Katie Compton: Against the odds
Axel Merckx: Nearing an end, but motivation high
Heinrich Haussler: "I can do even better"
Chris Hoy: Solid foundation
Rory Sutherland: Rory's Story
Alberto Contador: No mathematics
Floyd Landis: Paris-Nice glory
Joerg Jaksche: Past, present and future
Allan Davis: Leaving Nice, off to San Remo
David Bernabeu: Another Bernabeu in the spotlight
Iban Mayo: Rediscovering the glory
Bobby Julich: Bobby's guide to staying strong
David George: Signing on again
Adam Hansen: The Croc Trophy man cometh
Kristin Armstrong: Time for a tea break

Tour of California

Frankie Andreu: Getting rolling with the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
Scott Moninger: Turning the big 4-0
Dave Zabriskie: Back for more
Tom Danielson: The whispers get louder
Floyd Landis: Settling into team leadership role
The first Tour of California, from the saddle
UCI head Pat McQuaid: visits Tour of California

February 2006

Saul Raisin: Credit Agricole's Young American
Baden Cooke: The Bullet's back
Lyn Nixon: Heading down a different track
Olivia Gollan: The times, they are a changin'
Michael Rogers: New beginning
Mark McCormack: Uncorking another season
Gene Bates: Preparing for San Remo
George Hincapie: Opening new doors in 2006
Carlos Barredo: One number at a time

Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under

William Walker: Walking on water
Luis Leon Sanchez: Back for more

January 2006

Andreas Klöden: The man who would be king
Johan Bruyneel: The challenge is greater than ever
Tina Pic: Pic-ing her way to the front of the field
Christophe Moreau: Changing perspective
Francisco Mancebo: One step at a time
Jonathan Devich: Secrets of a cycling photographer
Aaron Olson: Speaking more than 'Spanglish'
Joel Leonard: Looking good for the Games
Chris Sutton
: The rookie
Francis van Londersele: A watershed of sorts