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Sunday, February 1
First Edition Cycling News - European calendar opens in Mallorca, UCI Pro Tour takes shape, Daniel Majewski freed, Verbrugghe to miss Qatar, Deutschland Tour to start in Karlsruhe, USADA unveils new anti-doping campaign, 106th Austral Wheelrace

Monday, February 2
First Edition Cycling News - Cyclo-cross World's: post race comments, 3rd Tour of Qatar, LPR presentation...minus Konyshev and co., More reforms from the UCI, Alan Factory Team expands, Gareth Dyer and Andreas Sieber to FIAT Rotwild, John Waddell benefit race
Latest Cycling News - De Clercq may continue, Groenendaal's bad day, Green is back and ready to sweat, Mathis Brothers moves to Division III, Kyle Strait to Specialized, American Criterium Championship Series 2004

Tuesday, February 3
First Edition Cycling News - Beloki out, French season opens, CSC Loses two, David Lefèvre stops, Zülle wants another, 'Cross rankings, Tough FBD Milk Rás route
Latest Cycling News - McEwen dreams of Milan-San Remo, De Clercq questioned again, Baal worried for cycling, Ullrich on the mend, Clarke and O' Loughlin Honoured, Change of plans for Lecaër

Wednesday, February 4
First Edition Cycling News - Boonen answers McEwen, Ballerini to choose Olympians after Tour, Reynaud to RAGT, New climbs for Tour of Flanders, Date change for Settimana Lombarda, Southeast Asia Games drop cycling
Latest Cycling News - Belda satisfied with Kelme start, Tour de la Région Wallonne to Bruxelles, Nys' troubles a mystery, Robin out of action, New team doctor for US Postal, Phinney charity bash for LAF almost sold out, Sydney 24 Hour

Thursday, February 5
First Edition Cycling News - Zanini ready to lead Boonen's train, Steels cracks top ten, Pevenage takes a back seat, Simoni embarks on Giro bid, Women's trade teams confirmed, Locos/Dixons progresses to elite
TMLTdL News - Teams presentation: Let the games begin
Latest Cycling News - Tour de Langkawi preview, Aerts enjoying Qatar tune-up, US Bicycling Hall of Fame 2004 inductees, 05-ORBITEL in Florida, 26th Leongatha Cycling Carnival

Friday, February 6
First Edition Cycling News - Tour de Georgia route announcement, Beloki sets new start, Gaumont faces Cofidis, Boardman keeps Cooke on track, UCI Pleased with Madrid World's course
Latest Cycling News - France seeks to define soigneur, Langkawi off to rocky start, Perfect start for Illes Balears, WADA, UCI moving closer, Majewski charged, RAGT Adds one more
Special Edition Cycling News - 2004 Domina Vacanze Team Presentation

Saturday, February 7
First Edition Cycling News - Teams for Paris-Nice, Superprestige resumes in Harnes, LPR Drops Ivanov and Pidgorny, De Cauwer called for questioning, Fourth Giro della Liguria, MTB Marathon World's events, NORBA Opener in Texas

Sunday, February 8
First Edition Cycling News - UCI pro Tour may put an end to Le Tour de Langkawi, Race fatality stuns Tasmanian cycling community, SpaarSelect gets three World Champions, Vandenbroucke starts well, Teams for Vuelta a Murcia, Ullrich tells his story, Fiordifrutta for 2004, Lehigh Valley sponsors 2004 Collegiate Track Championships

Monday, February 9
First Edition Cycling News - Belda rethinks the calendar, Ullrich continues in Tuscany, Julich excited for Tour Med, Rebellin extends, Polkanova to Nobili Rubinetterie-Guerciotti, Marco Polo Cycling Team 2004
Latest Cycling News - Sevilla looking forward to new start, VDB still a team leader, Young world champions rethinking SpaarSelect, Wooldridge clear of cancer scare, Car flips in Tour De Langkawi, U.S. Cycling Legends help "Save the Track", Spanish championships decided, NSW track team for Australian Championships, Father and son randonnée team killed

Tuesday, February 10
First Edition Cycling News - Gibo good to go, Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie presentation, First UCI road rankings of 2004, Gaumont questioned again, Bad break for Timochine, Verbrugghe's slow start, The life of Lance, Due Giorni Marchigiana as pre-Olympic test, Revolution 3, Valley of the Sun, Women's Task Force achieving goals, Crank Racing 2004
Latest Cycling News - Saiz supports Pro Tour plan, Cipollini at Tour Med, Piil out, Passuello to Amore & Vita, Guimard passes on Palmans offer, More racing on the Cauberg, Queensland women get team pursuit, One in, one out at, Mexican MTB national series

Wednesday, February 11
First Edition Cycling News - Alessio-Bianchi problems being resolved, Simoni mixes charity and training, Lotto-Domo team presentation, No Moscow for Jame Carney, Pospísil excluded from Czech team, Australian Olympic shadow squad named, Happy Birthday, Mr. Colnago, Chocolate Sol 2004, Savage Hill expands program
Latest Cycling News - Van Bondt bounces back, French riders' union backs soigneurs, Vasseur to Tour Med, Jaksche OK, Beloki ready, Bortolami injured, Van Petegem's other goals, Plaza motivated

Thursday, February 12
First Edition Cycling News - Dierckxsens wants to be "as good as possible", Simoni assesses the Corno alle Scale, De Clercq prefers to continue, Tendonitis delays Casagrande, International Turkish Riviera Tour cancelled, Jong Vlaanderen 2016 presentation, Quark Cycling Team takes shape, Team MACK Racing, Credit Union Ras Mumhan, 2004 Cascade Northern Tour, Australian 24 Hr MTB Championships confirmed
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong looking forward to Portuguese debut, Track World Cup commences in Moscow, Spanish to step up health controls, Mark French faces drug investigation, Gysling cleared of EPO use, Track night for cancer kids, Urban extends with Stevens-Jeantex, Slingshot signs Danielle Musto

Friday, February 13
First Edition Cycling News - Memory Corp comes good for Alessio-Bianchi, Let Zabel be Zabel, Riis happy with new recruits, Sanchez early leader for Euskaltel, Verbrugghe aims for Olympic double, Saunier Duval heads to Italy, Liberty Seguros to camp
Latest Cycling News - Virenque close to home victory in Med, Tour of Med: six riders delayed 36 minutes, Roger de Vlaeminck stops with Saey-Deschacht, Teams and riders for Giro Della Liguria, Rona begins its fourth season, Olympic Champions confirmed for Revolution 3, New formats for Sea Otter, Giant/Dark Horse Brewery MTB team

Saturday, February 14
First Edition Cycling News - Rogers injured in training, Giro della Liguria stage cancelled, US Postal divides to conquer, Rund um Köln without Ullrich?, French federation doctor concerned, Banesto support staff cries foul, New stage for Redlands

Sunday, February 15
First Edition Cycling News - Cyclo-cross World Cup: Wellens going for "Grand Slam", Pospisil left at home, 50th Vuelta a Andalucia (Ruta del Sol), Museeuw likely to skip MSR, €100,000 for Ullrich?, Young Belgian dies, De Waele calls it quits, Luck of the Irish?, Perez suspended for 18 months, Top U.S. teams for Joe Martin Stage Race, Recycled Cycles Racing 2004
Cycling News Flash - Pantani dead at 34

Monday, February 16
First Edition Cycling News - Pantani autopsy Monday in Bologna, Nys guys finish last?, Sermon's death mystery deepens, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel to Melbourne, Brian Holm diagnosed with cancer, Cardenas injured, Relax-Bodysol to Algarve
Latest Cycling News - More pay homage to Pantani, Cesenatico proclaims day of mourning, 41st Trofeo Laigueglia, Delayed start for Hincapie, America's Cycling Team looking for support people

Tuesday, February 17
First Edition Cycling News - Pantani's passing causes much pain , Pantani's autopsy results, 30th Volta ao Algarve, Steels and Gilmore endure falls in Moscow, Spinning for cancer in Mississauga, XXX Racing-AthletiCo
Latest Cycling News - 2004 Paris-Nice preview, Giro to remember Pantani, Cofidis drops Gaumont, Team Seasilver Pro Cycling, Sierra Nevada for 2004, Lehigh Valley Velodrome flea market

Wednesday, February 18
First Edition Cycling News - Italy in mourning; Pantani's funeral today, Armstrong rolls out in Algarve, McGee knee problem "not serious", Texas tour to be USA's richest, Velo Girls 2004 women's clinics, Endeavour Cycling Team 2004
Latest Cycling News - Cocaine to be examined in Pantani death, Pantani's bicycle to museum, No drugs in Marco Rusconi's death, Principal contenders for Paris-Nice, No point to point stages in Romandie, 4th Tour d'Emirates, Cyclists faster than cars in Auckland, Southwest Idaho Cycling Association, Cadel Evans and Matthew Wilson online

Thursday, February 19
First Edition Cycling News - Final addio for Pantani, Moncoutié takes a tumble, Easy start for Armstrong, Top women head to Australia, CapTech Classic, FIAC 2004, Steamer Racing 2004
Latest Cycling News - Pantani mystery deepens, Armstrong settles in at Algarve, Critérium International keeps its home, Chocolade Jacques nervous?, Problems for Museeuw, RAGT Grits its teeth, Smaller budget for Lotto-Domo, Mattozza to Flanders, 18 Teams for Bayern Rundfahrt

Friday, February 20
First Edition Cycling News - Pantani's teammate confirms plot rumours, Pantani relative claims crack addiction, Robin hits out, Ljungskog to race the men, Changes for Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Trofeo Pantalica cancelled, Cappelle out, Planckaert nervous, Moncoutié to miss weekend, Thai government plans race
Latest Cycling News - Lotto-Domo hoping for early results, Problems for Pecharroman, Herning a candidate for Tour 2008, McGrory to VC Frankfurt Radteam-Brügelmann, AIS Women's team presentation, O'Loughlin on the fairway to raise money, 19th Karapoti Classic preview

Saturday, February 21
First Edition Cycling News - Teams for Paris-Roubaix, Ullrich to Almeria, Coupe de France Under way, Sixth Giro di Lucca, Damien Nazon back, Casagrande delayed again, Brouzes broken, USA Cycling U23 mountain bike team

Sunday, February 22
First Edition Cycling News - Still little progress on Pantani investigation, Armstrong Remembers Pantani, Armstrong confident in Azevedo, UCI prepares to name names, Ludo Dierckxsens in for Steels in Haribo, 24th Trofeo Luis Puig, Tough Giro prologue in store, Albert decides for SpaarSelect, New Finish for McLane Pacific, Team Basis has training camp too!

Monday, February 23
First Edition Cycling News - Chavanel defends clean riders, CSC Misses Tirreno invite, Italian spring fling, VDB Counts on Ferretti's wisdom, Beloki delays again, Lefèvre sidelined, Dufaux ill, 20th Regio Tour
Latest Cycling News - Pantani's manager explains dead champion's depression, Tour of the Gila to honour Pantani, Freire fined, Seven Kelme riders still without licenses, McEwen hurts knee again, Planckaert's debut shorter than expected, Tirreno-Adriatico tough again in 2004, Matthew Gilbert to Monex, Development needed for Irish and Malay cycling, Top lineup for cancer kids track night

Tuesday, February 24
First Edition Cycling News - Zabel back to number 1, FFC president speaks out against doping, Quick.Step-Davitamon, Jacques & Lotto-Domo at Het Volk, Quick.Step's Sick brigade, Capelle back in Nokere, Brown and Lancaster set for Manchester, British Cycling gains sponsor, Sid Patterson Grand Prix, Cyclist awarded $240,000 in damages, Shanghai to ban bikes
Latest Cycling News - Pantani investigation moves forward, Vuelta a Murcia to honour Pantani, Gaumont faces his failure, Millar sets first goal, Jeanson waiting for license, Dominguez back on track, GP Breukink cancelled, Pavé for sale

Wednesday, February 25
First Edition Cycling News - Fan club plans Pantani museum, Hoy: "Track cycling is clean", Simoni visits Pantani's grave, Pevenage praises Ullrich, Illes Balears - Banesto on line, Heath Net for McLane Pacific, Subaru renews IMBA support, Symmetrics feathers nest, Great Dane Velo Club 2004
Latest Cycling News - Boonen and Museeuw reacquaint themselves with Het Volk, Landbouwkrediet caught in a snowstorm, U.S. Postal confident, Botero puts 2003 behind him, French and Spanish sports ministers discuss anti-doping, Tour de 'Toona looks forward to a big year, U.S. National Trials series announced

Thursday, February 26
First Edition Cycling News - Pantani apartment searched again, Teams for 39th Tirreno - Adriatico, Millar gets behind push for Scottish cycling, Newton to miss 2004 FBD Milk Ras - but aims for Soens repeat with new team, Ocean State Velo 2004, Terry Precision 2004
Latest Cycling News - Belgian season opens with a bang, Het Volk organisers optimistic about weather, Eeckhout out, Steels in doubt, No Het Volk for Francesco Planckaert, UCI Pro Tour puts noses out of joint, Moreau returning slowly, Moncoutié back, Garzelli criticises Italy's treatment of Pantani, Salvetat joins Lapierre

Friday, February 27
First Edition Cycling News - Demol happy with USPS-Berry Floor classics team, Saeco ready for Belgium and Switzerland, Steels decides for Kuurne, Knaven sick, Cycling sponsorship doubles Quick.Step, No pain, no gain for Gané, Irish season openers, Junior Omnium in Florida, RBM Mercedes/eBike Warehouse Women's Team
Latest Cycling News - Organisers remain positive despite more snow, A cold and snowy KBK, Hunter off the bike, McGee comes down hard on dopers, Appendicitis for Pezzo, Armstrong confirms Tour du Languedoc, Belgian cyclists are great homemakers
Cycling News Flash - ASO Announces Tour wildcards

Saturday, February 28
First Edition Cycling News - Belda confident for final Tour invite, Cipollini's happy, Leblanc glad to have Cipo back, Tour selections: Reactions from the chosen few, Bettini: All for Museeuw in Flanders, Sastre emerges after tough winter, Lefèvre on the road, Pacific Racing launch
Cycling News Flash - Omloop Het Volk cancelled

Sunday, February 29
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong still unsure about retirement, Tour just the beginning for Phonak, Van Petegem at 80%, Quick.Step keeps team for KBK, Beverbeek Classic cancelled, Webcor for 2004, Former Tour de Toona director maintains innocence, USCF Elite nationals/Olympic selection