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March 2004 - News archive

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Monday, March 1
First Edition Cycling News - Belgian season opens with K-B-K, Ullrich happy with debut, Australia bids for 2010 World's, Pezzo back home after appendicitis, Pinotti hopes for better form, Giro's challenging new climb for 2005?, VC Frankfurt Radteam-Bruegelmann, Team Bikesport/Lifetime Fitness/AAVC, Pegasus Bicycle Works/Allegiant Air Racing
Latest Cycling News - 57th K-B-K - Quick.Step, Lotto-Domo miss out, , Armstrong happy with life, Giro d'Italia finalises teams, Enforced rest part of the AIS plan, World's good for Canada's economy, U.S. national team to train at Frisco

Tuesday, March 2
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong ready for Postal/T-Mobile showdown, Ullrich prepared for low key debut against Armstrong, Di Luca looking forward to Vuelta a Murcia, Teams announced for Vuelta, 39th Tirreno-Adriatico, Latest doping sanctions, Bannister Allen passes on, Valley Athletic Club/Specialized, Technocycle BRC
Latest Cycling News - Problems persist for Beloki, Voigt targets Critérium International, Wiggins suffers, Lavenu looks for rally, Belda careful with Valverde, Bozzi plans hour record attempt, 23rd Hessen-Rundfahrt, Two questioned in France

Wednesday, March 3
First Edition Cycling News - Sassone positive, Jeanson gets US licence, UCI sanctions Santoni, MacLean and Hoy aim big, USA team for Mexico, Jittery Joe's for Tour de Georgia, TIAA-CREFF/5280, Lopes injured, Subaru renews, Nature Valley, People Cycle 2004
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong and Ullrich in 24th Vuelta a Murcia, Museeuw to Paris-Nice, Patience for Steels, De Clercq offered Olympic spot, Walter Planckaert is back, Landuyt affair distills, Moseley breaks wrist, Skoda car sponsor for Tour, South Australia awarded 2005-06 Australian Championships, Australian Junior Track Championships in Launceston

Thursday, March 4
First Edition Cycling News - Bruyneel pleased, End of soigneurs from Paris-Nice, Beloki back in six weeks, Hamilton excited, No ride with the men for Ulmer, Illes Balears - Banesto, Quick.Step-Davitamon, Teams for Tour de Georgia, Leinster League returns
Latest Cycling News - Ullrich underway, Cofidis counts on Moncoutié, Uncertainty surrounds Pantani autopsy, Indurain honoured, Bracken and Griffin off to good start, Team DBL rides for a cause

Friday, March 5
First Edition Cycling News - McGee to miss Paris-Nice, for Paris-Nice, Gutierrez on a roll, Kelme gives Pevenage a lift, Rebellin trains alone, Liberty Seguros to Tirreno-Adriatico, Casagrande still out, Colombian Olympic team, Volta a Catalunya to Andorra, MGZT-Bianchi team presentation
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong pounds WADA, Ullrich: "Armstrong is beatable", No Kemmelberg in De Panne, Peron out, More team lineups for Paris-Nice, Ceramiche Panaria Margres for Tirreno, Andresen to BankGiroLoterij, Revolution 4, USAC releases Pan-Am and Marathon MTB selection criteria, Auction for Braveheart Cycling Fund

Saturday, March 6
First Edition Cycling News - Pound defends, Hamilton in doubt for Paris-Nice, Museeuw out of Paris-Nice, Mattan frustrated, Mayo prepares quietly, Tour to honour Pantani at Alpe d'Huez, Banned substances confirmed in Cofidis investigation, Kintana in limbo, Velo Bella 2004

Sunday, March 7
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong counters Pound, FFC Reveals new anti-doping measures, Tyler Hamilton definitely in Paris-Nice, Bruylandts hoping for good GC in Paris-Nice, Millar begins Olympic push, Rapinski injured, Bennati ill, Annual heart checks for Flemish cyclists, America's Cycling Team-UPMC off to Chile

Monday, March 8
First Edition Cycling News - Ullrich satisfied, Riders cautious in Paris-Nice TT, Floyd Landis: dark horse for Paris-Nice?, Vasseur denies cocaine charge, Steels out of Tirreno-Adriatico, Vini Caldirola invited to L-B-L, Trofeo Etna, Spanish MTB'er sanctioned, Canadians up anti-doping efforts
Latest Cycling News - Jaksche steps up to the challenge, "Unexpected" result for Rebellin, Good result for Dekker, VDB satisfied, Boonen sick, Bad luck for Verbrugghe, Verheyen's bizarre experience, Armstrong to ride Dauphiné Libéré, Credit Agricole injuries update, Drug bust in Trieste

Tuesday, March 9
First Edition Cycling News - Broken finger doesn't stop Horrillo, Davis ready for more success, Museeuw set for Tirreno-Adriatico, Valverde jumps up UCI rankings, Plenty of competition for the Irish in Giro del Capo, Route announced for 54th Vuelta a Colombia, Montreal World Cup nominated as best tourist event, Cross-state road race set for Florida
Latest Cycling News - Vandenbroucke approaching top form, Le Mevel the marvel, Chavanel was ready, End of the Kelme name?, Hungarian named in Trieste drug bust, Vaughters keynote for USBHOF induction, Houston event honours Reinhart, New director for Eugene Cycling Classic

Wednesday, March 10
First Edition Cycling News - World champions line up for Tirreno-Adriatico, Team - Down Under gets rolling, Pantani Memorial June 6, U.S. National Team for Dodge Tour de Georgia, Pezzo back on the bike, McLane Pacific kicks off US NRC, Metro newspapers support Wachovia
Latest Cycling News - Paris-Nice stage 4 shortened, Van Bon survives the cold, Boonen close, VDB reserved, Jaksche satisfied, Museeuw fit for Tirreno-Adriatico, Van Petegem over sickness, Lombardi back to Domina Vacanze, Euskal Bizikleta route announced, RAF hopes to take third RAAM team title, Brig Edwards Rally and Ride

Thursday, March 11
First Edition Cycling News - Proposed ear-radio ban meets with resistance, Tour of Germany launched, Armstrong to race in Vail, Vogels back on the bike, Ratkovic injured, Illes Balears - Banesto for Milan - San remo & Setmana Catalana, South Carolina Heritage is go, USA Cycling appoints McDonough, Coming soon: team kit
Latest Cycling News - Julich's Paris-Nice: "This is the year", Early days for the sprinters, McEwen out of Paris-Nice, Debate over soigneur's role continues, Beloki puts on brave face, Monument for Pantani

Friday, March 12
First Edition Cycling News - Bruyneel against change in radio rule, Bartoli tips Vandenbroucke, Minute of silence for Paris-Nice, Goubert injured, Mathison awarded in Sydney, Ras Mumhan route announced, Hincapie Sportswear rider killed, UW Health-Sports Medicine Center, Independent Fabrication/SMRT
Latest Cycling News - Riis in charge of Paris-Nice, Demol happy with Hincapie, Boonen compares CSC to Gewiss, Surgery for Sullivan, Tri Nations Track Cycling Challenge, Bik is back, Heuvelland Tour cancelled, 7th Clarendon Cup, Tour of Hope wants riders, Team Cervélo

Saturday, March 13
First Edition Cycling News - Menchov wins for Spain, Bruylandts close, Rebellin trying, Attrition at Paris-Nice, Jeanson explains, Shimano Racing Team heads to USA, UCI Doping news, UCI, WADA meet, Irish domestic scene on a roll

Sunday, March 14
First Edition Cycling News - Vinokourov doubles, CSC Loses three with one to go, Vandenbroucke admits satisfaction, French fail to impress at Paris-Nice, French sports minister follows through, Dierckxsens ready for the classics, Rabobank for San Remo

Monday, March 15
First Edition Cycling News - Jaksche takes another step, Vinokourov's next stop: San Remo, Riis deflects criticism, Mayo focuses on time trials, Ullrich back to Italy, Gilbert to the Giro, Women's cycling loses Pigois
Latest Cycling News - Bettini questions Boogerd's MSR absence, Cipollini casts doubts aside, McEwen in doubt, Quick.Step unsure about Museeuw, Criterium in Gistel for Museeuw, Pantani remembered in the Netherlands, Indurain supports South African sports initiative, Australian team for Manchester World Cup, 26th La Vuelta de Bisbee, Tour du Cameroun postponed, Ian Stringer passes on

Tuesday, March 16
First Edition Cycling News - Cipollini's fatigue, Quick.Step-Davitamon, Landbouwkrediet-Colnago for Milan-San Remo, US Postal close to MSR squad, Gaumont reveals his methods, CSC team to start in Ster Elektrotoer, @Home Cycling Team presentation
Latest Cycling News - Sergeant counts on Van Petegem, Ferrari tips Vinokourov, VDB thinks San Remo, Euskaltel-Euskadi for Milan-San Remo, Spanish women for Primavera Rosa, Testing part of comprehensive approach, Zabel holds onto #1

Wednesday, March 17
First Edition Cycling News - Bartoli back for Milan-San Remo, Brochard leads Ag2r-Prévoyance, Saeco with multiple leaders, Belgian injury report, Stevens to Chocolade Jacques, Accident injures five in France, Pantani's number retired at Coppi & Bartali, Australian Madison Championship, The Final Revolution, Funding for Burnaby Velodrome
Latest Cycling News - Bettini versus Vinokourov at Milan-San Remo?, Fassa Bortolo for MSR, Julich motivated for Georgia, Wildcards announced for Amstel Gold Race, Millar in team pursuit at Manchester World Cup, Track World's launched in Melbourne, Obree serious about Hour Record attempt, New England Serotta Women's Elite Series, Seattle cyclist killed in Spain

Thursday, March 18
First Edition Cycling News - Vasseur's hair, Sacchi in, World Cycling Series, Dolomiti Superbike, 2004 Tour of Hope, Sydney World Cup, Archer GP, Estes Classic for Hamilton Foundation, St Kilda CC
Latest Cycling News - Petacchi won't count Cipo out, Chavanel not inspired, Elmiger ready for MSR, Moreau set for first race, Robin hopes for productive meeting, Indurain: Armstrong can win six, Irish competition heats up

Friday, March 19
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong out of San Remo, Armstrong USOC Sportsman of the Year, Bettini and team salute Il Pirata, Saeco duo hungry for victory, Ljungskog ready for Primavera Rosa, Bourgain fights World's nod, Gerrans in a waiting room in France, Cafés Baqué junior team
News Flash - Crash concerns lead to men's go-slow - first stage of Pomona neutralised
Latest Cycling News - A touch of bronchitis for Armstrong, Sunderland looking forward to MSR, Wood to defend World Cup in Primavera Rosa, Setback for Ljungskog, Bruckner coy, Marsal counting on sprint finish, Vaughters on Gaumont and cortisone, French cyclists meet with Lamour, Australian Madison Championships, Super Summer Series track carnival at Dunc Gray

Saturday, March 20
Cycling News Flash - Cocaine overdose the cause of Pantani's death
First Edition Cycling News - Bettini begins World Cup defense, Cipollini: "It's more than a race", Freire races with his head, Armstrong definitely out, Bertolini sick, Piil injured, Ernesto Colnago on Eddy Merckx, Dauphiné parcours unveiled, Conconi acquitted after five year trial, Gaizka Lejarreta in coma

Sunday, March 21
First Edition Cycling News - San Remo post-race wrap up, Da Cruz injured at MSR, Bartoli's bid falls on Cipressa, Manzano wants revenge, Moreau satisfied, Cipollini remembers Pantani, Mass for Pantani, Armstrong thinks of Giro, Borysewicz moves in, Wines of Washington/KING 5, Dansko Love amateur team

Monday, March 22
First Edition Cycling News - Contenders for Critérium International, Da Cruz to France Monday, Piil OK, Rebellin injured, 41st Setmana Catalana, Millar looks forward to Manchester, Meirhaege doesn't count on De Clercq, Union Velo masters, Freshman rides for LAF
Latest Cycling News - Ludo's long day out, Van Petegem satisfied with MSR, Boonen misses out, Moser: Make it shorter but harder, VDB backs up in Setmana Catalana, Mayo and Laiseka in Setmana Catalana, NZ and GB track squads in Archer International, Milk Ras forms due by April 15, Tour of Shenandoah

Tuesday, March 23
First Edition Cycling News - Freire aims for World Cup, Latest UCI men's and women's rankings, Fractured wrist for Vanlandschoot, Reinerink out for three weeks, Last RVV spot for Crédit Agricole, Vrienden van het Platteland presentation, Settimana Internazionale Coppi & Bartali, Horner and Jeanson riders to beat in Redlands
Latest Cycling News - US Postal Service sponsorship still in question, Gonzalez begins anew, Petacchi takes a break, First Paris-Roubaix for Rous, Surgery for Nazon, Quick.Step to Dwars door Vlaanderen, 30th Circuit des Ardennes, Midland Series 2004

Wednesday, March 24
First Edition Cycling News - "Optimistic" Leblanc steps up Tour security, Simoni back, Van Bondt, Lejaretta stable, Hibernian Team Ireland squad announced, Record women's entry at Redlands, Stelvio TEAMWEAR-Orbis Properties Racing Team
Latest Cycling News - Bad blood between Manzano and Kelme, Vuelta al Pais Vasco-Euskadiko Itzulia, A new date for Henninger Turm?, French children regard doping as normal, Clerc out for the spring

Thursday, March 25
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano affair, US Postal "still negotiating", Beloki back, Caucchioli injured, Illes Balears - Banesto, Meinke leaves Quark, Tour of the Gila, Scottish MTB series
Latest Cycling News - UCI Reacts to 'speculation', Sassone talks, Oktos-Saint Quentin manager questioned, Museeuw's moment is coming, Five pre-selections for Australian Olympic team, Improvement for Lejarreta

Friday, March 26
First Edition Cycling News - Astarloa injured in car accident, Rasmussen out, First EPO suspension in USA, Amore e Vita opens door to Manzano, Berry Floor could take over for USPS, Schnyder to Colombia-Selle Italia, ABD-Trek/VW Men's Team, Irish hope for better weather
Latest Cycling News - More revelations from Manzano, Spanish Sports Council to investigate Manzano claims, Castilla y Leon World Cup, E3 Prijs and Brabantse Pijl, Scheldeprijs modified
Cycling News Flash - No Tour invitation for Kelme, Catalan race delayed by riders' protest

Saturday, March 27
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano's laundry list, Leblanc takes firm stand, Tour doctor saw no signs of doping, O'Neill shifts his goals, Surgery for Da Cruz, Illes Balears-Banesto helps drug addicts, TIAA-CREF opportunity for Little 500 competitor, Tour de Delta doubles prize money

Sunday, March 28
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano destroyed by cortisone, Kelme reacts to Tour snub, Comunidad Valenciana disappointed, Kozlitine admits providing EPO, Lamour holds another meeting, Quick.Step checks out Tour TTT, Pezzo back in competition, Peloton visits Pantani's parents

Monday, March 29
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano Part V, Doctor denies he doped Manzano, Manzano debate: Riis weighs in, Victory from the jaws of defeat for Boonen, The Muur van Geraardsbergen is back
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong satisfied, Inauspicious start for Beloki, Lefevere happy with his boys, E3 injury report: Bettini, O'Grady, Van Hyfte, Demol accuses Quick.Step and Bodysol of working together, Wood increases World Cup lead, Manzano willing to ride for Amore e Vita, Driedaagse van de Panne, Road sprinters are really all-rounders

Tuesday, March 30
First Edition Cycling News - Gadeo and Diaz Lobato defend Manzano, Manzano reaffirms accusations to Spanish Anti-Doping Commission, Saeco to ride for Celestino, Rabobank for the classics, McEwen to miss Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem, Olympic velodrome roof in place, Manchester warming up for World Cup, 3rd Volta do Rio, Baby girl for Streel, Palm Beach's CycleFest
Latest Cycling News - Armstrong reconnoitres Tour TTs, No defending champion in De Panne, No plaster for Van Hyfte, Steels unsure of re-entry date, Van De Vijver in doubt for Flanders, Leblanc defends decision to exclude Kelme, Requejo: "90 percent dope", Marco Pantani foundation created, Italian elite rider positive, Pagliarini online, Team iomega-Orbea to Uruguay, Tour du Canada Time Trial

Wednesday, March 31
First Edition Cycling News - Manzano signs with Amore e Vita, Manzano gives names, places, dates, Bad crash for Skelde, Lergård comes back, Rabobank for Flanders, Illes Balears - Banesto for Flanders, Vuelta a Colombia, LPR adds Napolitano, Jeep sponsors NORBA, Kissena Velodrome re-opens, Team Haro-adidas
Latest Cycling News - Beloki OK, Vandenbroucke ready for Flanders, Astarloa could race Flanders, Euskaltel-Euskadi for Flanders, Comunidad Valenciana "defenseless", Verbruggen urges riders to talk, RAGT Regroups, Astarloza sick, Women's first: team pursuit