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Friday, April 1
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong in Italy, Boonen ready to lead Quick.Step in Ronde, Cruz in for sick Joachim, Backstedt readies himself for Roubaix, Euskaltel Euskadi for the northern classics and PV, Duffy's baby: Meet the Discovery team bus, Tory Thomas injured, Four amateurs arrested in Italy, GP Wieler Revue cancelled
Special Edition Cycling News - UCI Creates "Slow Tour" for 2007, Cipollini set to star on the catwalk, WADA considers official 'Lame Excuse' list, Discovery Channel recruits local heroes, Tech special: A different pro's bike
Latest Cycling News - Belgian show-down shapes up at RVV, Live coverage, Wesemann and Klier lead T-Mobile in Flanders, Freire will start, Heule to Stevens, Jan Mulder retires, Ras field full, Be One Canada Mountain Bike Team, Start list for Spring Classics Fantasy Game

Saturday, April 2
Cycling News Flash - Hondo suspended for doping positives
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong progress in Italian legal woes, Women's Ronde: Who will follow Zabirova?, More lineups for Flanders, Strasbourg set for Tour start in 2006, Garzelli and Cioni recon Giro mountain stages, Bäckstedt's priorities clear, T-Mobile targets Pais Vasco, Australian BMX world's squad announced, 2005 Velodrome Championship Series

Sunday, April 3
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Stijn Devolder, Stealth tactics for CSC, Van Petegem has a feeling, Freire out of Flanders, Corneo leads team at Women's Flanders, Gerolsteiner manager in shock, All Italian weekend races cancelled, Ronde van Vlaanderen Fantasy Game: Start list ready

Monday, April 4
First Edition Cycling News - RVV: Wrap-up and post-race comments, Four teams tested, Melchers queen of Flanders, Kevin Van Impe interview, Latest affaire du Armstrong, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco preview, Lampre for Pais Vasco
Latest Cycling News - "You have to win the Ronde van Vlaanderen solo", Lore Van de Weyer's lucky charm, Two injured for Davitamon-Lotto, Pais Vasco under way, Ullrich finally ready, Fantasy game start list for Gent-Wevelgem

Tuesday, April 5
First Edition Cycling News - Gent-Wevelgem: Can Boonen do it again?, Klier wants Wevelgem, Lampre-Caffita & Rabobank for Gent-Wevelgem, Di Luca dedicates win, Sastre breaks arm, Women's teams for Wachovia, Power to Germany for treatment, US Pro teams to Jacksonville, Record roster for XXX Racing-AthletiCo
Latest Cycling News - Boonen "made right decision", Ullrich racing again, Löwik unsure for Paris-Roubaix, NORBA #2 supports Junior programs, Ride with Drapac-Porsche, PA Scholastic Cycling League kicks off 2005 season, Bid to save Fantasy IslandTuesday, April 5

Wednesday, April 6
First Edition Cycling News - Hincapie can't wait for the weekend, Liquigas, Gerolsteiner for Gent-Wevelgem, Saunier-Duval for Roubaix, Illes Balears for GP Pino Cerami, Mercado and Paolini still injured, Teams finalised for Tour de Georgia, Hoy asks for local action to prevent obesity
Latest Cycling News - Hondo positive for Carphedon, Euskaltel's ProTour fears and hopes, Contador recovers from crash, Vandenbroucke postpones season start - again, 2005 Tour of Utah route announced, CapTech Classic gets support, First Endurance & Cyclingnews Leipheimer Contest

Thursday, April 7
First Edition Cycling News - Controversial finish in Gent-Wevelgem, Flecha philosophical, Guidi in hospital with broken arm, Klier needs stitches, Armstrong responds to Anderson counterclaim allegations, Ballan following in Bartoli's footsteps?, Davitamon-Lotto for Paris-Roubaix, No Paris-Roubaix for Boucher., Sean Kelly Cycling Academy launched in Belgium, Nicole Reinhart Junior Classic, BMW - Bianchi Women's Cycling Team, Bell sponsors Tour of Beauce
Latest Cycling News - Hammond in doubt for Roubaix, Gent-Wevelgem injury list, Nasty weather for Sunday, Rogers looking to Le Tour, CSC neo-pro impresses, Can Bobby do it again?, No problems for Jan, Irish 'polar' expedition for a good cause

Friday, April 8
First Edition Cycling News - Wesemann in Roubaix, Sutherland replaces Löwik, Van Heeswijk out, AG2R, Leipheimer in Georgia, Boonen's success pays off, Mattan in Diksmuide, Haywood at Sea Otter, Lipton Tea women's team, CCA hires Leblanc, Quebec indoor velodrome project, Tour of Ulster
Latest Cycling News - 2005 Roubaix closer than ever, Discovery not finalised, Lotto-Davitamon and CSC reconnaissance, Baguet's spring classics not in danger, Peter Van Petegem on P-R, Boonen feels better, Vandenbroucke aims for the feed, Illes Balears for Roubaix, Latest weather report, Armstrong retirement rumours stronger, Petacchi retures, Garrett Lemire Grand Prix

Saturday, April 9
First Edition Cycling News - Paris-Roubaix to be harder than before - O'Grady, Discovery finalises Roubaix line-up - with Hammond, New sections worse - Knaven, Voeckler "disappointed" by season so far, Petacchi still leads ProTour after PV, Off Road to Athens to premiere at Sea Otter, Madrid plans Olympic stadium TT start/finish, Spring Classics Fantasy Game Paris-Roubaix update

Sunday, April 10
First Edition Cycling News - Vogels comes full circle, Hoffman "riding" Paris-Roubaix tomorrow, Tafi says goodbye to Hell, Van Petegem happy with new course, Coucke clarifies, Lampre-Caffita ready for Roubaix, Vandenbroucke in hospital, Championship of Zurich changes hands, Spring Classics Fantasy Game Paris-Roubaix

Monday, April 11
First Edition Cycling News - 103rd Paris-Roubaix wrap-up, Van Petegem's hell, Tafi's last Roubaix, Quick.Step and Davitamon-Lotto fined, Thijs rewarded, Roberts wants to go back, Ullrich: "I want to beat him", 2012 Olympic Games TT at Estadio Olympico?, Bruyneel 'disappointed but not discouraged', Vietnam's national tour begins Saturday, Forest City Velodrome update
Latest Cycling News - An interview with the winner, Nine riders do the double, ProTour rankings, Van Petegem leads Davitamon-Lotto's injured list, Armstrong makes impromptu race appearance, UCI appeal against Berden's sanction, Traksel operated on, Symmetrics at Georgia

Tuesday, April 12
First Edition Cycling News - MrBookmaker gives Vandenbroucke four weeks, Etxebarria breaks two-year drought, Hondo's last hope, Quick Step for Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, Ullrich leads T-Mobile in Aragon, Jittery Joe's excited, Irish student championships, Glenn Wilkinson 1960-2005, New Canadian road series
Latest Cycling News - Training programme corrected for Klöden, Hoste through 'Hell' with broken sternum, Peña out for six weeks, Davis breaks collarbone, Coming up: Vuelta a Aragon, Tour of Britain stages revealed, Sparta Cycling announces 2005 Tour of Connecticut

Wednesday, April 13
First Edition Cycling News - Hondo awaits verdict, Hamilton also, More comments from Roubaix, Inaugural ProTour meeting held, Building towards Beijing, Rabobank for Amstel, Phonak for Amstel, Flèche & Georgia, Health Net-Maxxis for Sea Otter, Georgia
Latest Cycling News - Boonen hopes for a Scheldeprijs repeat, Museeuw's house searched again, Dierckxsens out, Saunier Duval for Amstel, De Goede on top of UCI rankings, Shimano neutral service driver sacked, Morne Blignaut verdict, Cancer survivor and Paralympian to be honoured at Alabama Crite, Maverick All Mountain team

Thursday, April 14
First Edition Cycling News - Pro Tour Polemics continue, Bäckstedt wants another stone, Barredo back at Amstel, Flèche and L-B-L, Bouygues Telecom for Amstel, Hondo's attorney questions four-year ban, Bergman gets two years, Aerts breaks collarbone, Betts case resolved, Ag2r in next French races, Forest City velodrome almost surfaced
Latest Cycling News - Amstel next target for Hincapie, Davitamon, Gerolsteiner and Bouygues in Maastricht, Cycling Ireland CEO retired, "The Tour Baby!" 2005 screening dates, Amstel Fantasy Game start list uploaded

Friday, April 15
First Edition Cycling News - Amstel Gold preview: Rebellin back for another crack, Hondo fired, Alby's alright, Experienced Amstel line-up for T-Mobile, Sinkewitz almost a DNS, Lampre-Caffita behind the Skoda wheel, Naturino-Sapore di Mare for Giro d'Oro
Latest Cycling News - Di Luca and Pellizotti lead Liquigas, Fassa Bortolo and Quick.Step for Amstel, Thomas Voeckler and Anthony Geslin interview, Efraín Gutiérrez badly injured, Aerts could still race next week, Gilbert tired, Women's Prestige Cycling Series standings, FBD Insurance Rás: Six Pro Teams, Irish juniors invited to France

Saturday, April 16
First Edition Cycling News - Rebellin quietly ready, Gerolsteiner looks to the future, Lampre line-up at Amstel and Giro d'Oro, Dauphiné 2005 returns to Mont Ventoux, Gutiérrez "stable", World Cup in Scandinavia?, The last of the dynasty?, Amstel Fantasy Game: Rider list updated

Sunday, April 17
First Edition Cycling News - Hamilton decision expected on Monday, Vinokourov has sights on Tour, Euskaltel-Euskadi for Amstel, ProTour teams may boycott Giro and Vuelta, Bouygues Telecom selects for Giro d'Italia, Phonak hires Baffi, Dekker until the end of 2006

Monday, April 18
First Edition Cycling News - 40th Amstel Gold Race wrap-up, 60,000 Euros or a no-show at the Giro, Ullrich "bang on schedule" for Le Tour, Alberto Contador: A new lease on life, Saunier Duval for Georgia, Flèche & Liège, Dekker gets his own street, Walsh turns a brief eye to football, Final touches to Forest City Velodrome
Latest Cycling News - An interview with the Amstel Gold Race podium, Hamilton's defence: The vanishing twin?, Liberty announces Giro and Tour roster, Flèche Wallonne team line-ups and news, Fassa and Lampre for Giro del Trentino, American debut for Irish road champion David O'Loughlin

Tuesday, April 19
Cycling News Flash - Armstrong's big announcement
Cycling News Flash - Hamilton suspended for two years
First Edition Cycling News - Armstrong to retire: Let the countdown begin, Dodge Tour de Georgia, Hamilton's defence, Fleche Wallone teams line up, D'Hollander to retire, Gilbert to skip Fleche, Hondo's attorney optimistic, Scanlon to lead Ireland, Arizona University Ride to Remember
Latest Cycling News - Reactions to Armstrong's retirement: Ullrich, Bölts, Merckx, Leblanc, The Hamilton decision, Di Luca and Pellizotti lead Liquigas in Flèche Wallonne, Horner out with broken hip, T-Mobile in Rioja, Flèche Wallonne Fantasy Game

Wednesday, April 20
First Edition Cycling News - ProTour teams and Giro still at loggerheads, Julich aiming high on home soil, Armstrong comments on Hamilton verdict, Liberty in the Flèche, T-Mobile to ride attacking Flèche, Gerolsteiner at La Flèche, One more Aussie pro: Ben Johnson signs for Agritubel, Canadian team announced for Pan-Am Games
Latest Cycling News - Tour de Georgia stage 1 wrap and comments, Liggett impressed, An interview with Greg Henderson, Van de Walle out, Serup in the Flèche, Boonen to ride in Diksmuide, New president at Cycling NSW

Thursday, April 21
First Edition Cycling News - La Fleche Wallonne wrap, Aldag and Gobbi injured, Basso goes for Tour-Giro double, Muenzer supports cancer ride, Nature Valley signs for three more years, 'Cross film to screen in DC, Rebuilt course for 24 Hours of Temecula, People Telecom supports Urban Polaris
Latest Cycling News - TdG stage 2 wrap and comments, Levi Leipheimer Diary, No Mur de Huy test for Thomas Dekker, Bettini & Sinkewitz recon Liège climbs, Fassa line-up for Liège, Moriarty to make amends, 1,000 km charity bike ride starts Saturday

Friday, April 22
First Edition Cycling News - Giro accord reached - finally, 2006 Giro to start in Belgium, Leipheimer back in town, Hamilton: "The fight will continue", T-Mobile a dark horse at Liège, Quick.Step, Rabobank for Liège, Di Luca thinks pink, Guidi's troubles continue, Peña returns home
Latest Cycling News - TdG stage 3 wrap, Levi Leipheimer Diary, Rebellin ready, Euskaltel and Illes Balears for Liege and Romandie, Liberty for Romandie and Giro, UIV Cup on again, South Australians protest against hit-and-run death

Saturday, April 23
First Edition Cycling News - Tougher Doyenne for 2005, Di Luca looking for triple, Liberty Seguros recons the Liege parcours, Cunego is ready, CPA meeting held in Liège,, Worldwide TV coverage for Tour de Romandie, Vanderaerden to direct amateur team, Blignaut sponsored by Digica, Forest City Velodrome is "mint", UCI sanctions

Sunday, April 24
First Edition Cycling News - Klöden out of L-B-L, Weather for La Doyenne, Crashed Georgia rider Edward King stable, Tour de Georgia stage 4 wrap-up and comments, Armstrong struggling, Fiedler positive, Mountain Bike World Cup begins on Sunday

Monday, April 25
First Edition Cycling News - 91st L-B-L wrap-up, T-Mobile relieved, More from TdG's Brasstown Bald stage, Malaysian Continental team faces deregistration, Banking on a good Tour of Ulster
Latest Cycling News - An interview with the L-B-L winner, Rumble in the Romandie jungle, Garzelli & Cioni lead Liquigas in Romandie, Ullrich confirms start in Suisse
Tour de Georgia Cycling News Special - Tour de Georgia final stage wrap up, Post-race comments, Levi Leipheimer: On the midnight plane to Girona, End of "Phase One" for Bobby Julich

Tuesday, April 26
First Edition Cycling News - Tour de Romandie news: Handover for Liberty Seguros; Guerini and Klier head T-Mobile; Moreni back for Quick Step; Giro warm-up for Cunego, Circuit de Lorraine, Spuik for Castilla y León, Renshaw conquers health problems, De Weert takes break, Athens Twilight , New Zealand track coach, Tour of Shenendoah
Latest Cycling News - 'Vino' not a Tour contender, Simoni ready for Giro, All not well at DFL?, Agneta Asplund dies, Paris-Brussels maintains name, Tour of Ulster route, Cycling Grand Prix at Mooloolaba, Bike racing at PIR

Wednesday, April 27
First Edition Cycling News - Cipollini retires, Farewells to Cipo, Beloki's bar mishap, AG2R-Prévoyance, New criterium in Raleigh, Fifth Women's Cycling Summit, Forest City Velodrome grand opening, Chas Messenger Stage Race preview
Latest Cycling News - No ProTour teams in Castilla y Leon, Latest Continental rankings, An interview with Constantino Zaballa, Lefevere satisfied, but looking ahead, Buitenpoort in Gracia-Orlova, Scottish XC MTB series round 2

Thursday, April 28
First Edition Cycling News - Steels satisfied, Vicioso and Baldato crash, Fanini: "Cipo has a contract with me", Luis León Sanchez returns, Vandenbroucke to start in Picardie?, Wheel swaps, car ballet & power naps, Cunego to be a dad, Vuelta a Madrid cancelled, Saturn Rochester Twilight Criterium, Tour de Tableland
Latest Cycling News - Ale-Jet honours SuperMario, Zabel regrets "Bird of Paradise", Hondo to plead for acquittal, Antena 3 takes over Unipublic, Mayo at Clásica Alcobendas, Liquigas-Bianchi in Austria, Top class races continue North, Drapac - Porsche Team ride

Friday, April 29
First Edition Cycling News - An interview with Tyler Hamilton, Exum claims large scale cover-up of doping positives, Bettini training on Giro route, Phonak's Giro roster, Lampre line-up for the week-end, Liberty for Alcobendas and Catalunya, T-Mobile looking to Henninger Turm, DFL continues
Latest Cycling News - Ulmer quashes retirement rumours, Discovery team update, News from Romandie, No Giro for Klier, Barloworld's weekend racing roster, Last days for First Endurance/Leipheimer contest

Saturday, April 30
First Edition Cycling News - Cipollini says ciao, but not goodbye, Armstrong invited to Paris-Dakar, Illes Balears for Giro, Peace Race cancelled, De Vocht continues with Lotto, Winn the Millennium Champion back in the FBD Insurance Ras, Tour of Ulster: McCann in at the last minute, Englishman finishes round-the-world record attempt