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Cyclingnews has provided detailed coverage on the major issues to hit cycling over the past year. Please see the links below to go to a full archive of all reporting on these important stories:

• Operación Puerto - Coverage starts May 22, 2006. This major investigation in Spain caused huge disruption to the 2006 Tour de France, and put the careers of riders such as Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso on hold. The case is certain to continue.

• UCI vs. Grand Tours - Coverage starts February 1, 2005. The Union Cycliste Internationale has galvanised the three powerful owners of the world's Grand Tours - the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta - in opposition to its ProTour plans, with TV rights the stumbling block.

• Lance Armstrong's comeback - Lance Armstrong, winner of seven editions of the Tour de France between 1999 and 2005, announced his return to professional racing September 9. His goal is to contest the 2009 Tour de France in July and raise cancer awareness along the way.

• Floyd Landis case - On July 27, 2006, it was revealed that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis had returned a positive test for an abnormal ratio of testosterone: epitestosterone in an anti-doping test conducted after his victory in stage 17 of the Tour de France.

• L'Equipe allegations
-Coverage starts on August 23, 2005.

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complete coverage of the ProTour split

Coverage starts February 1, 2005. The Union Cycliste Internationale has galvanised the three powerful owners of the world's Grand Tours - the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta - in opposition to its ProTour plans, with TV rights the stumbling block.

February 22, 2007 - Paris-Nice plunged into uncertainty
February 22, 2007 - UCI instructs all ProTour teams to not race Paris-Nice
February 13, 2007 - RCS Sport holds firm - snubbed for Tirreno, Sanremo and Giro
February 5, 2007 - Hammond and Rider's Council back ProTour in Paris-Nice row
February 4, 2007 - Vuelta stands firm behind ASO
February 3, 2007 - McQuaid: UCI doesn't want to stop Paris-Nice, Opinions divided on Paris-Nice
February 2, 2007 - UCI threatens to pull Paris-Nice ProTour status
January 31, 2007 - UCI remains committed to ProTour but prepared to negotiate
January 23, 2007 - Patrice Clerc interview: "We're not afraid"
January 13, 2007
- ASO: No Unibet in Paris-Nice
January 10, 2007: UCI take ProTour issue to European Commission
January 7, 2007: ProTour proposes eight-man grand tour teams
December 13, 2006: ProTour split resumes
July 9, 2006: Clerc: "Negotiations over ProTour dead", McQuaid reacts to rejection of ProTour
March 29, 2006: McQuaid cautiously optimistic
March 19, 2006: ProTour council meets again
March 9, 2006: Saronni: no advantages in ProTour yet
March 6, 2006: Unibet protests against ProTour
March 3, 2006: ProTour versus GT organizers stoush: round 2, March 6
January 29, 2006: Bruyneel on ProTour - GT organisers must come to the table
January 23, 2006: UCI pres Pat McQuaid at the JCTDU: ProTour peace talks, expansion & the kilo
January 8, 2006: ProTour teams back UCI
December 18, 2005: Patrice Clerc: Staying true to principles
December 17, 2005: Discovery Channel's Bruyneel evaluates ProTour/Grand Tour split
December 16, 2005: Clerc "perplexed at UCI's inconsistency"
December 13, 2005: McQuaid: The ProTour is the best way forward
December 13, 2005: UCI: ProTeam sponsors support ProTour
December 12, 2005: Everyone back to their seats: Vuelta a España director Victor Cordero speaks on ProTour stand-off
December 10, 2005: UCI versus Grand Tour organisers: The gloves are off
December 9, 2005: Grand Tour organisers split from ProTour
November 26, 2005: ProTour can go it alone, says McQuaid
November 16, 2005: ProTour Council rejects Giro half-stages
October 10, 2005: ProTour points system to be revised
October 4, 2005: ProTour: too many races?
September 23, 2005: ProTour changes and calendar for 2006
August 8, 2005: UCI and Teams align against Grand Tour organisers
July 27 , 2005: Concerns remain for Giro boss Angelo Zomegnan
July 2, 2005: ProTour popular among fans
June 7, 2005: RAGT Semences assistant DS hits out at ProTour
April 20, 2005: ProTour teams and Giro still at loggerheads
April 17, 2005: ProTour teams may boycott Giro and Vuelta
March 25, 2005: Patrice Clerc: The ProTour has nothing to do with magic
March 7, 2005: The ProTour is go
March 6, 2005: Chill winds blow on ProTour debut in Paris
March 1, 2005: CPA rejects ProTour Ethical Charter
February 24, 2005: ProTour debate: Grand Tours back down...for now
February 1, 2005: Verbruggen keeps pushing the ProTour