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Thursday April 1
First Edition Cycling News - Pope accepts Jesus, Tour of Flanders previews, Star studded field for Archer International, Fassa for Flanders, Quick.Step for Tour of the Basque country, US team for Pan-Am MTB champ's, US team for Manchester track world cup, Mountain biking no more damaging than hiking
Special Edition Cycling News - Zabel asks for height regulations to podiums, Pantani clone plan uncovered, Horner opens with a win in Sea Otter, US Teams consider outsourcing, UCI Bans 'third wheels', GB team to clean up in Athens, Introducing... Maximum Grothe 2000
Latest Cycling News - Vandenbroucke's rift with Lefevere, Clain questioned in France, Fanini believes in second chances, Lazzerini dropped, Phonak for Flanders and Pais Vasco, Di Luca hones form in Spain, Perez back on the bike

Friday April 2
First Edition Cycling News - Museeuw and Boonen ready for the Ronde, Van Petegem quietly confident, Manzano's not done yet, Vasseur and Clain face suspension, New charges for Rutkiewicz, Garzelli eyes Giro win, Nys finds the answer, Irish weekend events
Latest Cycling News - 88th Ronde van Vlaanderen: Boogerd and Dekker fancy their chances, But Freire doesn't, Live coverage, Lefevere: Dutch are bad losers, History of trouble at Cofidis, Vasseur and Clain out, Manzano investigation hindered, Kings Valley Road Race, Australian Masters Road & Track Championships

Saturday, April 3
First Edition Cycling News - Fassa for Frank, Cipollini skips Flanders, Vasseur's lawyer frustrated, Belda's malaise, Teams for Liège-Bastogne-Liège, France for Manchester World Cup, Obree ready for first test, Eadie at Clarence Street Cyclery Cup, Surgery for Pecharroman, Heart problems for Landrie, UCI news, Murphy & Gunn with Shay Elliot

Sunday, April 4
First Edition Cycling News - CSC counting on Bartoli, Museeuw's dream, Van Petegem: No gifts for Museeuw, O'Grady rides through the pain, Weather for Sunday: windy and wet, Live coverage, Belgian organisers reiterate concerns, Wright on Australian Olympic list, Tyler Hamilton Foundation events

Monday, April 5
First Edition Cycling News - 88th Ronde van Vlaanderen, Post-race comments, Vandenbroucke punctures, Crashes claim several, Briek Schotte dies, Rabobank stays in cycling until 2008, SC Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti presented, Liberty Seguros for Circuit cycliste de la Sarthe, La Ruta de Los Conquistadores announced, Vuelta a Colombia announced
Latest Cycling News - Wesemann plays his cards right, Dekker annoyed, Freire OK, No Pais Vasco for Bruylandts, Zabirova too good again, Illes Balears for Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix, Steels decides against Olympics, Women's Prestige Cycling Series kicks off, Welsh Cycling seeks coaches, World's largest naked (cycling) event

Tuesday, April 6
First Edition Cycling News - Tears for Museeuw, A minute's silence for Briek Schotte, Teams for Gent - Wevelgem, Latest UCI rankings, Riis defends his team, Leblanc: Cofidis and Kelme different, Reinerink may return in Veenendaal-Veenendaal
Latest Cycling News - Gent-Wevelgem: A race against the wind, Cofidis, Fassa Bortolo for Gent-Wevelgem, Ullrich back to La Sarthe, Parcours for Circuit de la Sarthe, Wesemann wants Roubaix, Somarriba confident for Athens, CSC Takes over Clarendon Cup

Wednesday, April 7
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano testifies in Italy & Spain, Di Luca takes lead, Netherlands team for Athens, Streel out of Sarthe, Obree off the pace, Strong field for Ras Mumhan, UK opposition to helmet mandation, Hellyer Park 2004 season, Lehigh Velodrome Hall Of Fame
Latest Cycling News - O'Grady: Cobbles and broken ribs don't mix, Ekimov out, Vanlandschoot lacking, Mattan sings team's praises, Beloki blues brothers, Bonomi OK, Kelme tries to return to normal, Meares out of Olympics, Madejak released

Thursday, April 8
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen blasts to win in Wevelgem, Legeay resigns, Sunderland to ride Roubaix, More cobbles, Cooke & Vasseur out, Teutenberg back, Arndt's escape, Cycling Ulster recruits youth, Trexlertown women's clinic
Latest Cycling News - Vandenbroucke ready for Paris-Roubaix, Hayman out of Roubaix, More racing for Millar, Kelly leads Aussie charge in Manchester, Obree drops record bid, Irish stage racing begins, Cyclingnews store open for business!

Friday, April 9
First Edition Cycling News - Lefevere looks for eight, Cofidis for Roubaix: O'Grady in, Hayman waits another year, counts on Guesdon, Roubaix equipment, Peers back for Roubaix, Spanish federation interviews more, French federation seeks more dialogue, New course for CapTech Classic
Latest Cycling News - The last hurrah: Johan Museeuw's final classic, , Michele Bartoli: The warrior speaks before Paris-Roubaix, Boonen's top five, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Paris-Roubaix, Live coverage, Cofidis team leaders accused, A new top Dutch team in the works, Schotte's funeral today

Saturday, April 10
First Edition Cycling News - Cofidis suspends whole team, Tafi: It won't be my last Roubaix, Clinger follows the program, Fassa Bortolo for Paris-Roubaix, Capelle and Van Bondt OK, Whither Museeuw?, Schotte's funeral in Kortrijk, Too high hematocrit for US rider, Jalabert out

Sunday, April 11
First Edition Cycling News - Pre-Roubaix comments, Museeuw faces final Roubaix, Tchmil remembers 1994, Weather: Dry for Sunday, Live coverage, Cofidis decision supported, Clouds over Compiègne

Monday, April 12
First Edition Cycling News - 102nd Paris-Roubaix, Post-race comments, News from Manchester World Cup, French team finds hope in Thomas Lövkvist, Home-town win for Dekker
Latest Cycling News - A dream come true, Hammond wants to make amends, Similar story for US Postal, Injury report: Löwik breaks elbow, Australians on track in Manchester, Armstrong calls for Tour of Hope volunteers

Tuesday, April 13
First Edition Cycling News - Merckx critical of Ullrich, Bad crash for Savoldelli, Bruylandts breaks elbow, Gadeo speaks at RFEC commission, Belda appears before RFEC commission, 2nd Dutch Mountain Bike Tour, Alan Liu killed, Cyclingnews store open for business!
Latest Cycling News - Cooke faces accusations, Leblanc presses on, Verbruggen surprised by Pitallier, Quick.Step for Museeuw's last ride, Rousseau has fun in Manchester, Perras joins Ofoto-Lombardi Sports

Wednesday, April 14
First Edition Cycling News - Johan Museeuw: The lion's last roar, Ullrich out of Amstel, Cofidis case dismissed, Manzano gives details, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Fassa Bortolo, New DS for, LAF jersey fund-raiser
Latest Cycling News - Museeuw's Roubaix reality, Van Petegem's gesture, Museeuw's memories, Praise from the sport, Savoldelli could ride Tour, Rest for Omloop, Van Hyfte back soon, Kerry Youth Tour

Thursday, April 15
First Edition Cycling News - Museeuw says goodbye, Beloki back at Vendee, Is Simoni ready to defend Giro title?, Happy event ends Aitken's Olympic goal, Ng "95 percent confident" of Olympic place, Vale Mark Carter, Knee trouble ends Pryde's Olympic run, Lincoln GP, Rabobank, Ceramiche Panaria
Latest Cycling News - Astarloa on the market, The Cofidis situation, Super Mario comes to Georgia, Garzelli on track, Enough bad luck for Nazon, Australian masters championships, Tour of Hope: Two wheel inspiration, Dick Lane Velodrome update

Friday, April 16
First Edition Cycling News - The Battle of the Cauberg, Lefevere thinks of Astarloa, Grabsch looking forward to Amstel, Sea Otter under way, Painful operation for Pieri, Injury threatens Blanco's career, Leblanc meets with Kelme representatives, Tri-Peaks Challenge
Latest Cycling News - Manzano investigation widens, A crime against public health?, More criticism of Pro Tour, More safety precautions for Amstel Gold Race, Euskaltel for the Ardennes classics and Romandie, Olmo operation postponed, Belgian Federation rules on flags, New women's race in Limburg, The Irish weekend forecast

Saturday, April 17
First Edition Cycling News - Saeco dissatisfied with Pieri, Bettini back for Amstel, Alessio-Bianchi for Amstel, Mr. Bookmaker bids on Moncoutié, Verbruggen rejects Pro Tour critiques, French support home dope tests

Sunday, April 18
First Edition Cycling News - 39th Amstel Gold Race, Boogerd top favourite again, Erik Dekker: "I'm a major contender", No leader for T-Mobile, Van Petegem doesn't rule himself out, Vandenbroucke remains motivated, Jörg Jaksche out of Amstel Gold, Saeco ready for final spring classics, Merckx excited for Ardennes, Live coverage, Live coverage

Monday, April 19
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin's Amstel tribute, No second thoughts for Boogerd, Wesemann continues as World Cup leader, Di Luca missed the move, Lampre vying for Astarloa, Simoni blames it on the weather, Hushovd extends Coupe de France lead, Pezzo's back, Likely defeat for UK helmet compulsion
Latest Cycling News - Rebellin reborn, Van Petegem satisfied, Dekker now looking to Liege, Vandenbroucke expects a win, Van Summeren most combative, Zberg in and out of hospital, Light concussion for Planckaert, Full Amstel Gold Race coverage:, Georgia makes big leagues in year two

Tuesday, April 20
First Edition Cycling News - The Ardennes in the Flèche, Fassa Bortolo for Flèche, Chocolade Jacques for Ardennes classics, De Groot out for Ardennes classics, No operation for Olmo, Bettini closer to top in UCI rankings, Kelme and Giro bosses to meet, women's team, Founders Ride and Legends Luncheon at USPRO
Cycling News Extra - Armstrong avoids hoopla; Cipollini seeking new adventures in Georgia
Latest Cycling News - Landis does his spring thing, Ullrich in la Flèche, Jaksche back for Liège?, Phonak for Flèche Wallonne, Saunier Duval to Flèche and Liège, Six for Illes Balears, O'Grady hopeful, Saeco eyes Millar

Wednesday, April 21
First Edition Cycling News - Jesus Manzano interview, Astarloa to Lampre?, Belda & Castellano to meet, Bruylandts training again, Unai Osa injured, Bracke sidelined, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Liberty Seguros, Irish team for Bedford, East Coast Velo seeks riders
Latest Cycling News - Bettini extends, Verbrugghe back for Ardennes, Wallonne weather, Raimbaud steps down, Moncoutié keeps faith, Beloki to Languedoc-Roussillon, Time out for Zberg, Nazon coming back, More Giro drug tests, Cyclo-cross World Cup

Thursday, April 22
First Edition Cycling News - Verbruggen: "No sport controls doping like cycling", Museeuw to face disciplinary commission, FBD Milk Ras, Sijmens injured, Osa surgery successful, Tour de Nez, Honey Stinger
Latest Cycling News - Bettini OK, looking to Liège, Di Luca comes up short, Hamilton set to defend Liège title, Ullrich out of L-B-L, Blijlevens retires, Van der Ven injured, Shay Elliott Memorial preview

Friday, April 23
First Edition Cycling News - UCI Formalises Pro Tour, Climbers line up for La Doyenne, VDB leads Fassa Bortolo for Liège, Klasna heads home, Athens debut for Subway-Express, Roberge to direct Quark, NAS-Track series on PBS
Latest Cycling News - Popovych to test himself in L-B-L, Wauters out of Liège, Astarloa closer to Lampre, Phonak gunning for Romandie, Two more races for Simoni before Giro, Illes Balears for Romandie, Lewis stable after Georgia crash, Lotto will continue, Griffin for Tours of Crete and Greece, 47th Tour of Ulster

Saturday, April 24
First Edition Cycling News - US Postal Service will end sponsorship, Can Di Luca overcome at Liège?, Astarloa free to go, Boonen extends contract, Castresana to Mr. Bookmaker, Ballerini cleared, Pan Am Championships key for US Olympic hopefuls, Tour 2005 to Vendée, Northbrook Velodrome suspends 2004 season

Sunday, April 25
First Edition Cycling News - Italians the favourites for Liege, Rabobank's Theo De Rooij on Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Jaksche is ready, Sijmens out, Contre la montre pour le coeur, Weather for L-B-L, Live coverage, Bruyneel looks towards life after USPS, Driver who hit Craig Lewis ignored officials, Lampre confirms Astarloa signing, Cyclingnews talks to Scott Sunderland

Monday, April 26
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin triples, takes World Cup lead, Riis satisfied, Flecha on target, Ullrich defends preparation, Simoni back on track, Australian track championships, Motorist on trial for Otxoa accident, UK helmet bill fails, Multicultural line-up for Lincoln GP
Latest Cycling News - Liberation, confirmation and realisation, Boogerd has mixed feelings, Daughter for Moerenhout, Frigo out of Giro with virus, Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme threatened with suspension, Simpson Desert classic 2004

Tuesday, April 27
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin climbs UCI rankings, Teams for Tour de Romandie, Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme denies UCI suspension threat, Ljungskog starts and finishes with the men, Gilles Bouvard and Yoann Le Boulanger out, Tour of Connecticut 2004, CRCA/Sakonnet Technology to compete in Milk Ras
Latest Cycling News - Hamilton realistic but optimistic, CSC Takes on old leader, Leblanc to London, Mallorca bids for track world's, Voigt kicks back in Nevada, Da Cruz trains gently

Wednesday, April 28
Latest Cycling News - Lefevere: VDB will never be top again, Gaumont, Clain and Sassone back in court, Godefroot and Pevenage talking again, Luc Leblanc to Jacques, Last test for Simoni and Cunego, Alessio-Bianchi for Denmark, Dutch team for Track World's, Top field expected for Museeuw criterium, Chann McRae to lead cyclosportif at Tour of Connecticut, CapTech course gets longer, Cyclist dies after ramming truck
First Edition Cycling News - Lampre presents Astarloa, Valverde & Beloki back at Castilla y Leon, Kelme doctors testify in secret, Di Luca diagnosed, Tour to collect bikes for Faso, Liberty Seguros for Vuelta Castilla y León, Racing back at PIR, 2004 US Collegiate nationals

Thursday, April 29
First Edition Cycling News - Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme out of Giro, Armstrong considers future, US velodrome nears completion, 2004 Canadian 'cross champs announced, Prize money boost at UK crit nats, Chocolade Jacques, Ceramiche Panaria, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago, Cocktails for cancer, USA Cycling coaching deals
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong happy with April experiment, Achilles problem keeps Brown out of Giro, Belda frustrated, Giro but no Tour for VDB, McGee's junior world record falls, Tournant sits out selections

Friday, April 30
First Edition Cycling News - Time trial opens 2005 Tour, Month of recovery for Di Luca, Clarke breaks collarbone, Valenciana reconsiders, Phonak for Henninger Turm and Giro, Oktos signs Boucher, Minard to RAGT, VIPs to Verona, O'Loughlin favourite for Tour of Ulster
Latest Cycling News - Rund um den Henninger Turm, Tour of Belgium interested in expansion, Ballerini rides the World's course, Fight on to boost Australia's Paralympic team, Another World Record falls to Shaw and McCombie