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Letters 2002

  • April 26 - Eurosport, Cipollini, Podium Girl, Marco Absentani, Armstrong's tax problem, Shelby Crit, Roubaix winner Johan Museeuw, Hincapie
  • April 19 - Cipollini, 30's Classics Club, Eurosport, Paris Roubaix - a touch of sanity, new site design, Armstrong's tax problem, Freddie's "Quiet" Classics Campaign, Sports Crimes, Roubaix winner Johan Museeuw, Hincapie
  • April 12 - Cipollini, Armstrong's Tax problem, Love the new site design, Lieswyn a class act, Tour of Flanders,, Agilis test, Atrial Fibrilation
  • April 4 - Cipollini and Paris-Roubaix, Milano-San Remo Live, To the top of the Mont Ventoux, Lance Armstrong Article, Cyclists as second class citizens, Marcel Wust, Atrial Fibrilation, Raybestos Brakes Advertisement , Question Regarding knee patches, Roland Green winning the Canadian Athlete of the year , Lieswyn diary on Valley of the Sun
  • March 28 – Cipollini, Milano-San Remo Live, 50km Madison Championship, Cyclists as second class citizens, Motorcycle/cameraman, 96 Atlanta Road Team, Baby Boomer, Raybestos Brakes Advertisement, Tour De France , Lieswyn diary on Valley of the Sun, Milano-San Remo Live, Marcel Wust
  • March 23 – Vasseur comments, Sponsors,Motorcycle/cameraman, Marty Jemison, Baby Boomer, French ministry wants independent doctors for Tour, Michael Howarth crash, Lieswyn diary on Valley of the Sun, Bicycle Racing In Turkey, Course Maps, Vive le difference!
  • March 14 – VDB, Vasseur, Sponsors, Paris-Roubaix, Superstar Simoni, Race Categories, Thanks for the thrill, What happened to Matt Kelly?, Hernias, David McCann, Lieswyn diary on Valley of the Sun, Michael Howarth crash, Malaysia, politics and the TdL, 05 Orbitel should be out, Bruno Saulet, Winter-summer crossover
  • March 7 – Cross-over champs, Quick recovery after neck op, Press to blame? C'mon!, VDB & doping, Malaysia, politics & the TdL, Olympic cyclo-cross, Hernias, Paris-Roubaix
  • February 28 – Langkawi: Saturn responds, Host housing families, Specialized's support of grassroots racing, Russell Mockridge's book, Rest heart rate, Pics of Obree, Olympic cyclo-cross, Nicknames, Hyde Park coppers, Hernias, Speed skaters cross training, Failure of cycling press, Domestiques, David McCann, Clara Hughes at the Olympics, Broken Hips, Recovering from a neck operation
  • Valley of the Sun special edition, part 2
  • Valley of the Sun special edition, part 1
  • February 19 - Valley of the Sun, Langkawi, Pantani on Armstrong, US Postal investigation, NTL Ireland and Eurosport, Rest heart rates, Trash talking, Where's Greg?, Pics of Obree, Domestiques rule, Unusual ad, 800.com eBay sale, Hernias from cycling?, Cyclo-cross Olympics, Nicknames?, Worst team kit, Road rage, Cross worlds TV, Odessa
  • February 8 - Where's Greg?, Road rage rampage, Team listings, Who's the best climber? Canadian 'cross selection, TV Coverage of Worlds 'cross championships, Worst Team Kit
  • Vasectomy & cycling - special edition
  • January 31 – Vasectomy and cycling, Road rage rampage, To edit or not to edit, Worlds selections, Simoni vs Armstrong, ugly kit, reader poll
  • January 24 - World's selections, About the poll, Acqua&Sapone, Lance & the Spring Classics, Mystery Aussies, Broken Hips
  • Graeme Obree Special Edition - Letters of support and sympathy for Graeme Obree and his family - Part 1, Part 2
  • January 18 - About the poll, Cars and Cycles, Canadian athlete of the year, Virenque, Better than Lance, Starting grid at US 'Cross Nationals, The best cyclist
  • January 10 - Canadian athlete of the year, Virenque, Better than Lance, Starting grid at US 'Cross Nationals, The best cyclist, Boring Tour, UCI points
  • January 03 - iTeamnova.com, Lance to enter Spring classics, Better than Lance, Respect, Starting grid at US 'Cross Nationals, The best cyclist, Boring Tour,

Letters 2001

  • December 20 - iTeamnova.com, Lance to enter Spring classics, Better than Lance, Respect, Starting grid at US 'Cross Nationals, Coastal Post, The best cyclist, Boring Tour, VDB , Ryan Bayley, Cadel Evans
  • December 13 VDB, Lance to enter Spring Classics, Eurosport Cyclo-cross coverage, Boring Tour, I'm better than Lance Armstrong, Coastal Post
  • December 10 VDB, Lance to enter Spring Classics, Tour Du Faso, Boring Tour, Cycling better than Viagra, Derny Races,Running red lights
  • November 29 VDB, Lance to enter Spring Classics, Best wishes to Bart,Bad Australian News, Cycling better than Viagra, NESP, Better than Lance
  • November 22 Transfer News, Great Coverage, NESP, Recovery, Better than Lance, Indoor Trainers, Running Red Lights, Castellan's Dope Farce
  • November 16 Transfer News, Indoor Trainers, Running Red Lights, Coaches, Golden Age, Wheel Regulation, Worlds Format, Grand Tours Duration
  • November 12 Virenque, Indoor Trainers, Running Red Lights, Coaches, Golden Age, Wheel Regulation, UCI Points, Worlds Format, Grand Tours Duration
  • November 1 Virenque, Lieswyn, Ullrich, Coaches, Vuelta at speed, UCI Weights, Wheel Regulation, UCI Points, Hincapie, Podium Girls
  • October 25 Virenque, Pietrzak, Ullrich World's TT, Coaches, EPO, Millar's TT helmet, Wheel Regulation, Support Vehicles, Botero, Podium Girls
  • October 17 Virenque, EPO, Ullrich World's TT, Millar's TT helmet, Wheel Regulation, Support Vehicles, Botero, Saddle Hieghts
  • October 11 Tribute song to Lance Armstrong, Podium Girls, High blood pressure, Saddle Hieghts, Santiago Botero
  • October 2 High Blood pressure, Saddle hieght, Podium Girls, Vuelta, cycle bashing, Oscar Egg
  • September 20 Vuelta, cycle bashing, Oscar Egg, Bupropion, climbing times
  • September 11 Altitude tents, high BP, attacks, Oscar Egg, Bupropion
  • September 5 Mckenzie & Vaughters respond, climbing times, anti-doping, 1989, Pantani
  • August 29 Pantani, Vaughters, Where's Cipo?, McKenzie, Velodromes, 1989, Armstrong
  • August 23 Vuelta, Mercury, Ullrich, Soviets, 1989 again
  • August 17 Doping, Armstrong, LeMond and The Devil
  • August 14 Tour, Armstrong, Chemo, Vuelta, Doping, Rooting, & more
  • August 8, part 2 More about the Tour, and more
  • August 8, part 1 Tour reflections, chemotherapy, commentary, commercials
  • July 31 Armstrong, Ullrich, Rous, Hamilton, Drugs, Canada
  • July 18 Armstrong on l'Alpe, Cycling Manager, food, 35 minutes, commentary, Men's World Cup, Schmoo, van Vliet
  • July 13 Tour music, commentary, Virenque, Rous on Lelarge, Women's peloton clean? Mt Washington
  • July 10 Watching the Tour, comparisons, Millar & the media, Rous on
  • July 7 Tour letters:Watching the finale, Armstrong vs Ullrich, USPS vs Telekom, Aussies, Giro suspects, Euskaltel
  • July 7 Other letters: Women's peloton clean? "12s", Mt Washington, podium girls & boys, Pro encounters, tyres
  • July 4 Tour letters: Armstrong vs Ullrich, USPS vs Telekom, Aussies, Giro suspects, Euskaltel
  • July 2 Armstrong vs Ullrich, "12s", pros, tyres, drugs, bike shop work, podium girls
  • June 30 Armstrong vs Ullrich, pros, tyres, Voet, Bassons, RAAM, podium girls
  • June 28 Armstrong, Ullrich & Casagrande, pros, RAAM, sew-ups vs clinchers
  • June 26 Nandrolone, pro encounters, RAAM, sew-ups vs clinchers, saddle sores
  • June 23 Antonio Cruz, Italian races, RAAM, saddle sores, tyres, Jeanson
  • June 21 Watching the Tour, Cipo, drugs, saddle sores, clinchers vs sew-ups, Ullrich, Jeanson

  • June 20 Drugs, saddle sores, VDB, clinchers vs sew-ups, Frigo, Ullrich, Jeanson

  • June 13 Part three: Drugs & Giro (lots more), Montreal WC, Giro vs Tour

  • June 13 Part two: Drugs & Giro (lots), Giro vs Tour, Ullrich, TdF '01, Radios, ONCE on Klein?

  • June 13 Part one: Drugs & the Giro, Belli, Ullrich, radio TT, Giro vs Tour

  • June 6 Simoni, Belli, Ullrich, 'Massacre à la chain', radio TT, Giro vs Tour, back surgery

  • May31 Back surgery, Cipo, Tour vs Giro, TV coverage

  • May 29 Telekom tactics, Back surgery, Cipo, the Tour, Shaving, Giro, Mroz kit

  • May 22 Genevieve Jeanson, Scott Sunderland, Shaving, Tour selections, Euskaltel kit wanted

  • May 15 Genevieve Jeanson, Shaving, The ultimate fixie, Tour wildcard reactions
  • May 9 Tour wildcard reactions, part one; part two

  • May 1 Tour de France: CSC & Pantani wildcards, Domo's PR victory, Hincapie, Postal's ambitions, Australian TV, ONCE on Klein?

  • April 26 Domo's P-R victory, Hincapie, CSC & Pantani in the Tour?, Camenzind, Who suffers most?, Fixies across Asia
  • April 24 - Domo's P-R victory, Hincapie, Would-be Flahutes, Who suffers most?, Tyre sizes, ONCE TT bikes
  • April 19 - Hincapie: Stay or go?, Paris-Roubaix, Who suffers most?, Breakages, Tyre sizes
  • April 17 - Hincapie, Breakages, Women, Who suffers most?, Tour of Sydney, Custom Shoes
  • April 12 - Breaking bikes, Grass roots, Women
  • April 10 - Breaking bikes,What is Sport?,Women
  • April 5 - Sunderland, F&M, What is Sport?, Women, Peugeot jersey
  • April 3 - Milan-San Remo, What is Sport?, Women, Race Services vs Prize Money
  • March 30 - Bartoli, What is Sport?, Women, F&M, Chain Massacre
  • March 27 - Lead outs, Bartoli, Milan-San Remo, Women's Cycling
  • March 22 - Equal pay for women?, What is sport? Foot and mouth
  • March 20 - Equal pay for women?, What is sport? Foot and mouth, Book wanted
  • March 15 - Equal pay for women?, What is sport?, ESPY awards, Actovegin !
  • March 13 - Equal pay for women? doping, Espy awards, interesting TTs, video wanted
  • March 8 - TV Coverage, HES, Espy Awards, Foreign substances, Actovegin
  • March 3 - UCI anti-EPO tactics, Actovegin, moving up, Shorn!
  • February 26 - Ochoa accident, Actovegin, Cycling as a Skill Sport, Espy Awards, Moving Up, VDB's problem
  • February 16 - Sandbagging, VDB, sponsors, teams, Pantani, the Espy Awards
  • February 12 - Sandbagging, VDB, Julian Clark, cherry picking, drugs
  • February 9 - Sandbagging, cherry picking, doping, US Postal and Kelme
  • January 30-February 2 - Cherry picking, drugs, US Postal and Kelme
  • January 24-29 - Linda McCartney, Armstrong's conduct, Actovegin, JCTDU
  • January 19-23 - TDU TV coverage, Armstrong, Texan law, Cannondale's new bike, Actovegin
  • January 14-18 - Drugs, TDU coverage, US Postal, Texan law
  • January 11-13 - Drugs, Virenque, TDU coverage, French media, wooden bike
  • January 6-10 - Drugs, Coverage of Tour Down Under, books & videos
  • January 1-6 - Drugs, USA coverage, favourite books & videos

Letters 2000

  • December 23-31 - Injuries, Drugs, USA coverage, TT
  • December 19-22 - Quo vadis?, drugs/money, US cycling, TDU, gears, TT's
  • December 7-18 - US Postal, Trofeo Barrachi, cycling's profile, Baal, wanted
  • December 4-6 - Videos wanted, Trofeo Barrachi, doping, UCD NORD87
  • December 1-3 - The profile of cycling, pressure on racers, doping and the Trofeo Baracchi
  • November 28-30 - Armstrong versus Ullrich versus Pantani, Doping, Pressure, Claude Criquelion, The French Media
  • November 22-27 - The French Media, Bone Wasting, Doping, Richard Virenque, Gobsmackingly Brilliant
  • November 18-21 - Doping, Richard Virenque, Bone Wasting, Gobsmackingly Brilliant, Pro Training, Track
  • November 13-18 - Doping, Richard Virenque, Giles Baudet, Cycling and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Pro Training, The French Media, Marcel Wust
  • November 11-13 - More on doping, technology and Giles Baudet
  • November 8-11 - Doping, technology, US Postla and Giles Baudet
  • November 1-8 - Track World's food policy, Festina Trial and Doping, Lono Hour Record, Technology
  • October 26-31 - Vainsteins is worthy! The Festina trial; Technology and the Hour; Australia's Track World's no-show; Disappointing 4km Individual Pursuit; Armstrong vs Ullrich vs Pantani
  • October 19-25 - Vainsteins' worthy; Scott Sunderland; Junior Men; Wilson's Hour & bike rules; 2001 Calendar
  • October 13-18 - Vainsteins worthy? Italian selection; Tour solution; Andreu dumped? Reactions
  • October 9-12 - More Olympics: Trade teams; Sportsmen; Fusi; Australian future; Anna Wilson's diary
  • October 3-8 - Olympics; Where's Bobby? It's not easy; Thanks; Theological link

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